Parlour presents ‘Women transforming the city’
Thu 15 Oct 2015, 6.00pm–7.30pm
Brooks Crescent protest, Fitzroy, 1970. Photographer Alan Jordan. Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria.
Join us for a Thursday-night discussion about the history of women shaping the Australian city—its buildings, spaces, and social and political agendas. Led by Parlour, an advocacy organisation dedicated to expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture, the evening’s panellists—architectural historian Dr Karen Burns, editor and researcher Justine Clark, social historian Renate Howe, urbanist Jane Jose and architect Shelley Penn—will explore the powerful roles women have played as activists, architects, planners, philanthropists, policy makers, politicians and writers. Roles which have indelibly shaped the spaces, places and policies of the Australian city and, by extension, formed what it means to live in Australia today.