Justine Clark


Justine Clark is an architectural editor, writer, researcher, advisor and advocate. She is a co-founder of Parlour: women, equity, architecture, leads the organisation’s event, advocacy and funding programs, and established the Parlour website, which she now edits with Susie Ashworth. Justine also consults to built environment organisations, practices and universities on policy, strategy, publications, events and public engagement. She is a member of the NSW State Design Review panel, special advisor to the Architects Male Champions of Change group, and an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Justine is active in public discussions of architecture; she has also organised many events, curated exhibitions and sat on national and international juries. She is co-creative director of Leverage, the 2019 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, with Maryam Gusheh, Emma Williamson and Kieran Wong. From 2000–2011 Justine worked on Architecture Australia, and was editor of the journal for seven years. Her work has won awards for architecture in the media and her broader contribution to the profession was recognised in 2015 with the Marion Mahony Prize. Her writing appears in both the scholarly and professional press, on topics including gender and architecture, architectural criticism, architectural drawing and postwar modernism. She is co-author, with Dr Paul Walker, of the book Looking for the Local: Architecture and the New Zealand Modern (2000).

Session details

Day 1


Parlour lessons

What has Parlour learnt over the last eight years? What ideas can we offer about effective action? Justine Clark and Naomi Stead reflect on the project of advocating for greater gender equity.

Day 1


Get Organised! action at the grassroots

A plethora of new activist groups has emerged in recent years. How do they demand change, support underrepresented groups, and shift the image and the shape of the built environment and design professions? Akua Danso, Catherine GriffithsSuzie Hunt and April McCabe reflect on motivations and means, strategies and tactics, obstacles and opportunities in a panel discussion chaired by Justine Clark.

Day 2


Equity in Practice – New workplaces

What role can workplaces play in establishing equitable professional cultures? What has changed in recent years? How do we make the workplaces of the future? Brian Clohessy, Stephanie Bullock, Patricia Rhee and Angela Dapper discuss recent progress in a panel discussion chaired by Justine Clark.

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