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.’
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