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Posts by Naomi Stead
Architecture for Joy, Joy for Architecture

Architecture for Joy, Joy for Architecture

Watch Parlour LAB 04: Architecture for Joy / Joy for Architecture – our session on mental wellbeing with Rebecca McLaughlan and Naomi Stead.
Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

Naomi Stead and Ben Channon discuss what can we do to improve the mental wellbeing of students and practitioners.
Parlour Lessons

Parlour Lessons

What has Parlour learned over the last eight years? Watch Justine Clark and Naomi Stead present the opening session of Transformations.
Scattered spaces, remote leadership

Scattered spaces, remote leadership

Naomi Stead describes leading Monash Architecture from eight workspots, shared with her partner and distributed across their small apartment.
In conversation ... Dirk van den Heuvel

In conversation … Dirk van den Heuvel

Dirk van den Heuvel and Naomi Stead discuss the significance of sexual identity, diversity and inclusion policies, and the importance of challenging limiting ideas of architecture and design.
Building consensus

Building consensus

As the Head of Architecture at Monash, Naomi Stead aims for an affiliative leadership style that helps make space for others and works by building consensus rather than exerting control.
Confidence is the key

Confidence is the key

Naomi Stead looks back and offers some well-earned advice about ignoring self-doubt and building up confidence in your own abilities.
Queering Architecture: Framing the conversation

Queering Architecture: Framing the conversation

Queering Architecture? convenors Naomi Stead and Nicole Kalms explore the themes and questions around their upcoming XYX Lab event.
What next for Parlour?

What next for Parlour?

The research funding that led to Parlour is now finished, but there is still much work to do and we want to make the most of the significant momentum we have built so far.
Gender equity in architecture: What can we do?

Gender equity in architecture: What can we do?

So, now that we have the research, what do we do? Naomi Stead and Justine Clark outline the programs and tools for a more equitable profession.
The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The research is in. Naomi Stead reports on the outcomes of the three-year Equity and Diversity research project for the AA Dossier.
The architect’s (visual) milieu

The architect’s (visual) milieu

Showing practice. Naomi Stead describes the intent and context of the 'visual sociology' component of the Women, Work and Leadership research project.
A tribute to Paula Whitman

A tribute to Paula Whitman

Paula Whitman’s work is extensively quoted throughout this website – Naomi Stead on the debt of gratitude that we owe to Paula.
Women architects united will never be defeated!

Uniting women in architecture

Naomi Stead argues that a representative body uniting women in Australian architecture is crucial for the advancement and conditions of all.
Just don’t mention feminism

Just don’t mention feminism

Naomi Stead reflects on the process of making films to encourage young women to consider careers in architecture.
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