Journal articles

    Dossier - The Wellbeing of Architects

    Naomi Stead, Maryam Gusheh, Byron Kinnaird

    In a major, nationwide survey of practitioners, The Wellbeing of Architects research project reveals how we’re tracking. This dossier, originally published in Architecture Australia Sep/Oct 2022, offers a snapshot of the survey’s key findings and attempts to contextualize and interpret some of the data gathered.

    Guest editors Naomi Stead, Maryam Gusheh and Byron Kinnaird provide an overview of the current situation and envision the promises of a better future, if we can pull together.

    Architecture Australia / 2022 / Cite Stead, Naomi., Gusheh, Maryam., Kinnaird, Byron. “The Wellbeing of Architects.” Architecture Australia, Sep/Oct 2022, Vol. 111 Issue 5, pp. 49-68

    Well-being in Architectural Education: Theory-building, Reflexive Methodology, and the 'Hidden Curriculum'

    Naomi Stead, Maryam Gusheh, and Julia Rodwell

    This paper reflects critically upon a series of pilot interviews, exploring the concept of a ‘hidden curriculum’ in architecture, and proposes a theoretical framework within which we might understand, rethink, and revalue well-being in architectural education and the profession.

    The paper suggests that the aspects of the discipline which are protective of mental health and well-being are inextricably entangled with the aspects which are problematic, and that reform in education cannot simply look to dismantle disciplinary codes or deliver more skills in good business practice. The paper proposes that the intersection of the two would lead to substantial reform in pedagogy, and in practice, to the benefit of all.

    Journal of Architectural Education / 2022 / Cite Stead, N. Gusheh, M. and Rodwell, J. (2022). Wellbeing in architectural education: between the ‘hidden’ and the ‘missing’ curricula. Journal of Architectural Education, 76:1, 85-97.