Naomi Stead

Academic and writer
School of Architecture, the University of Queensland
<p>I have been an academic in architecture since 2001. I am a founding member of the Parlour collective, and established and led the research project from which it initially sprang. My research interests broadly encompass the cultural studies of architecture, in its production, mediation, and reception. More specifically, I'm interested in the mythologies of architecture, experimental writing practices in architecture, feminist approaches to architectural teaching and practice, and many other things. Of course I am also interested in gender equity in the architecture profession! This includes the role of policy in facilitating more equitable outcomes, and also how gender equity might intersect with other sociological categories such as class, race, and sexuality. I have ideas about a new research project on mental health (or the lack of it) amongst architects and architecture students, as well as possible a parallel study of gender equity in landscape architecture. At the University of Queensland I teach architectural history and theory, and architectural design. I will be moving to Monash University Department of Architecture at the beginning of 2017. </p>
Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries