Naomi Stead is Professor of Architecture at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She is a past President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, and a widely-published and award-winning architecture critic and writer, having been a columnist for Places Journal and The Conversation. Her recent edited books include Writing Architectures: Fictocritical Approaches, co-editedwith Hélène Frichot (Bloomsbury, 2020); and Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research, co-edited with Janina Gosseye and Deborah van der Plaat(Princeton Architectural Press, 2019). She is co-founder (with Justine Clark and others) of Parlour, a research-based advocacy group working towards gender equity in architecture. Her interest in the COST Action CA18126 Writing Urban Places is in writing urban experience, urban walking and writing, experimental and reflexive first-person essayism, and non-European perspectives on European cities.