21 May 2012 – Justine Clark , a former editor of Architecture Australia has launched Parlour , a new website about research, opinion and resources on women, equity and architecture in Australia.
Launched on 9 May, it .engages with and addresses the gender imbalance in architecture, which persists despite women graduating in equal numbers for the last three decades according to site curator and editor Justine Clark, former editor of Architecture Australia.
Ms Clark is supported by co-editors Naomi Stead, a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Karen Burns, Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, Julie Willis, Amanda Roan and Gill Matthewson.
Parlour is an outcome of the Australian Research Council-funded research project “Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work, and Leadership.”
The team is led by Dr Naomi Stead, a research fellow at the University of Queensland. Other team members are Dr Karen Burns, Justine Clark, Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, Gill Matthewson, Dr Amanda Roan, Professor Susan Savage, Professor Gillian Whitehouse and Professor Julie Willis.
Industry partners in the research are the Australian Institute of Architects, Architecture Media, BVN Architecture, Bates Smart and PTW Architects.
Catherine Griffiths of Studio Catherine Griffiths designed the site’s visual identity and Peter Johns of Butterpaper built it.