Archive for the ‘Naomi Stead’ Category

Hi folks,

As you can see, this website is woefully out of date, and I no longer actively maintain it. If you’d like to know more about what I have been doing lately, please find me at the Department of Architecture at Monash University.



2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,400 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.


In 2010, there was 1 new post, growing the total archive of this blog to 37 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was January 7th with 62 views. The most popular post that day was Scholarly Writings.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for naomi stead, durbach block, architectural criticism, critical writing on architecture photography, and writing architecture symposium.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Scholarly Writings September 2008


Architectural Criticism September 2008


Call For Papers closed for second Writing Architecture conference March 2010


Who is Naomi Stead? September 2008


Writing Architecture Conference May 2009

Below was the call for papers for a conference I convened in July 201o, following an earlier event on the same topic in 2009. The Call For Papers can be downloaded as a pdf here, although the call is now closed and the conference complete! Continue Reading »

Abundant. The word has rich connotations: the diverse and fertile garden, the bountiful harvest, the cornucopia, the surfeit. We all know, after years of intoning the song, that our land abounds in nature’s gifts. But with the Australian pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale, the creative directors – Neil Durbach, Vince Frost, Wendy Lewin, Kerstin Thompson and Gary Warner – propose that this beauty, rich and rare, also abounds in our architectural culture. Continue Reading »

Naomi Stead is a Melbourne-based academic who writes about architecture, art and design. You have arrived at her online folio of writing, projects, and scholarly work. This site is not regularly updated and you should assume that anything here is out of date!