Naomi Stead is a contributing writer for Places and director of the Design and Creative Practice Enabling Impact Platform at RMIT — a leadership role in which she works with researchers across the university to build high-impact trans-disciplinary research of benefit to places, people, and planet.
She has edited or co-edited six books, including After the Australian Ugliness (NGV & Thames and Hudson, 2021); Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019); Writing Architectures: Fictocritical Approaches (Bloomsbury, 2020); and Semi-detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture (Uro, 2012). She is a former editor of Architectural Theory Review and Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research.
Her criticism has appeared in The Saturday Paper, The Conversation, Architecture Australia, Architectural Review Australia, and Volume. She was a cofounder of the award-winning organization Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture.