Professor of architecture Naomi Stead joins the ETLab

We are pleased to announce that Professor of Architecture, Naomi Stead, will be joining the ETLab across our Future of Work and Learning and Future Shared Environments research programs.

Naomi Stead is Professor of Architecture at Monash, where she was Head of the Department of Architecture 2018-2020. She is a past President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand. Her research interests lie in architecture’s cultures of re/production, mediation, and reception. She is an award-winning and widely-published architecture critic, presently a columnist for the online journal Places, and architecture critic of The Saturday Paper.

She is a co-editor with Janina Gosseye and Deborah van der Plaat of Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019) and with Hélène Frichot, Writing Architectures: Fictocritical Approaches (Bloomsbury, 2020). She was the leader of the ARC project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership,’ which led to the co-founding (with Justine Clark and others) of Parlour, an advocacy group working towards gender equity in architecture. Her current ARC project explores the work-related wellbeing of architects and architecture students, under the title ‘Architectural Work Cultures: professional identity, education and wellbeing.’