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Naomi House - Senior Lecturer Interior Architecture and Design

Naomi House

Senior Lecturer Interior Architecture and Interior Design, Research Coordinator

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Naomi House is a Designer, Educator and Writer with an approach to the ‘interior’ that is framed through forensic investigation. A Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design, and Research Coordinator at Middlesex University, London, she is an experienced academic who taught for many years in Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art, and previously at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London Metropolitan University and University of the Arts, London. 
 
With a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Interior Design, Naomi has an MSc in Architecture from the Bartlett, UCL. Working in practice for a number of years for clients including the RIBA, Anish Kapoor and Tate Britain, she also has a PGCertHE and a SEDA qualification in Supervising Research Degrees, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Naomi is a highly experienced teacher who has been involved in the writing and development of undergraduate and post-graduate courses across the disciplines of architecture and design. She specialises in the relationship between ‘the studio’ and ‘contextual studies’, and how these might correspond to establish a rigorous field of enquiry that situates research and practice in the same space. Naomi oversees the Contextual Studies component of both BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Design within the Interiors Directorate and has run writing workshops both at Middlesex and the Royal College of Art.

Naomi’s specific expertise is in the field of interiors and its psycho-spatial dimension, questioning its agency and role in informing everyday behaviours. She is particularly interested in the use of forensic methods as a strategy for exploring and questioning how objects, environments and their interactions can be analysed, interpreted and animated. Alongside Francesca Murialdo she was guest editor for Issue 4 IE: Studio – The Hidden Interior (2019), and has recently completed writing a monograph on the Swedish/American designer Greta Magnusson Grossman with Dr Harriet Harriss for Lund Humphries – Greta Magnusson Grossman – Modern Design from Sweden to California (2021). Naomi’s current research is in the field of architecture and feminism. She has recently edited the UK entry for Women in Architectural Education for The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture (2021) and is currently coediting 100 Women Architects (2022) for the RIBA, that aims to identify and recognise the contributions of 100 women across the globe to the field of architecture, and to make visible these contributions to both students and practitioners alike. She is also coediting a collection of essays for the RIBA on Intersectional Space - Architectures of the Post-Anthropocene (2022) as part of a series called Design Studio. Building upon an understanding of the anthropocene as an era defined through human interference in the fundamental systems that govern our planet, this volume explores the possible spatial futures that this engenders, interrogating the meaning and significance of the term ‘post-anthropocene’ and providing an expanded definition in relation to architecture. Other long-standing interests include detective fiction, ghosts and haunting, and thinking about ‘things’ as signs and elements in ‘mise en scenes’, revealing their extraordinary instability, and potency.

Research Supervision:
Co-Supervisor: ‘Architecture and Narrative’ (Middlesex University) / 2016 -
Chair: Transfer Exam – MPhil to PhD (Architecture, RCA) / 2016
Panel Member: Transfer Exam – MPhil to PhD (Architecture, RCA) / 2016

Research Bids:
RKE Development Fund / Middlesex University / Successful Application / 2020
RKE Development Fund / RCA / Successful Application / 2016
RKE Development Fund / RCA Successful Application / 2015

Professional Membership:
Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy / since 2014
Member of Interior Educators UK / as Middlesex University / since 2006

Visiting Critic (recent):
MFA Interior Design Program / Parsons School of Design / New York / 2021
BA (Hons) Architecture and Interdisciplinary Studies / Bartlett School of Architecture / UCL / 2021

Collaborations:
Ongoing Research and Writing collaboration with Dr Harriet Harriss, Dean, Pratt Institute School of Architecture – 2015-
Member of the Making Places and Create Feminisms Research Clusters at Middlesex University – 2014-
Potechnico di Milano – 2016-
C.I.D - Council of Inordinate Design – 2015-2018
MRes Visual Cultures Project Team at Middlesex University with Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff – 2014-16


Publications and Conferences:
Book / Co-editor / Harriet Harriss & Naomi House / Intersectional Space: Architecture of the Post-Anthropocene / RIBA Publishing / 2022
Book / Co-editor / Harriet Harriss, Naomi House, Monika Parrinder, Tom Ravenscroft / 100 Women Architects / RIBA Publishing / 2022
Book / Co-author / Harriet Harriss & Naomi House / Greta Magnusson Grossman - Modern Design from Sweden to California / Lund Humphries / June 2021
Book Chapter / Co-author / Harriet Harriss & Naomi House / Queering Pedagogy / The Routledge Companion to Architectural Pedagogies of the Global South, edited by Ashraf M. Salama, Harriet Harriss and Ane Gonzalez Lara / Routledge / 2021
Journal / Co-Editor / IE Studio #4: Hidden Interiors / 2018-19
Co-Presenter / Naomi House & Francesca Murialdo / Interior Educators Conference / The Hidden Interior: An Investigative Approach / London Metropolitan University / 2018
Book Chapter / Co-author / Barry Curtis, Naomi House, Monika Parrinder / The Empty Interior: moments of resistance in a seamless space / Interior Futures, edited By Graeme Brooker, Harriet Harriss and Kevin Walker / Crucible Press / 2018
Book Chapter / Co-author / Harriet Harriss, Naomi House, Benjamin Koslowski / Panic Room: Interstitial Spaces in the Home / Interior Futures, edited By Graeme Brooker, Harriet Harriss and Kevin Walker Crucible Press / 2018
Journal Article / Co-author / Barry Curtis & Naomi House / There is no such thing as a boring place-architecture and the built environment as a televisual experience / Screen - Television and Architecture (special edition), ed. Matthew Harle / 2018
Journal Article / Co-author / Graeme Evans and Naomi House / The Edge Condition: Re-use of Industrial Heritage in Urban Waterfronts / Int/AR Journal, vol.08 / 2017
Journal Article / Author / The Interior as Crime Scene / Draft Three (Magazine for Interiors, Middlesex University / Issn: 2398-4171 / 2017
Book Chapter / Co-author / Harriet Harriss and Naomi House / Interiority Complex, edited by James Benedict Brown, Harriet Harriss, Ruth Morrow and James Soane, eds. / A Gendered Profession / RIBA 2017
Co-Presenter / Naomi House & Monika Parrinder / Design History Conference – Design and Time / Traces, Clues and Palimpsests: A Forensic Design Pedagogy / 2016
Book Review / The Domestic Space Reader / Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture (Berg) / 2013
John Coles and Naomi House / The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture / AVA 2007

 

Naomi House's research in the University Repository

Greta Magnusson Grossman: modern design from Sweden to California

Harriss, Harriet and House, Naomi (2021) Greta Magnusson Grossman: modern design from Sweden to California. Lund Humphries, London. ISBN 9781848223578 (Accepted/In press) ...

The Hidden Interior, IE:Studio, Issue #4 [Curation & Introduction]

Murialdo, Francesca and House, Naomi (2019) The Hidden Interior, IE:Studio, Issue #4 [Curation & Introduction]. Interior Educators, London. ...

(In)dangered domesticity: tactics to subvert an anxious and unsafe interior typology

Harriss, Harriet and House, Naomi and Koslowski, Benjamin (2019) (In)dangered domesticity: tactics to subvert an anxious and unsafe interior typology. In: Interior Futures : Vol.1 Habituated |...

Towards seamful living

Curtis, Barry and House, Naomi and Parrinder, Monika (2019) Towards seamful living. In: Interior Futures: Vol 3 Abstracted | Negotiated. Brooker, Graeme and Harriss, Harriet and Walker, Kevi...

The hidden interior: an investigative approach

Murialdo, Francesca and House, Naomi (2018) The hidden interior: an investigative approach. In: 3rd Interior Educators (IE) conference: Inside the City, 22-23 Nov 2018, London Metropolitan Unive...

The invisible interior: an investigative approach

House, Naomi and Murialdo, Francesca (2018) The invisible interior: an investigative approach. In: 3rd Interior Educators (IE) conference: Inside the City, 22-23 Nov 2018, London Metropolitan Un...

(In)dangered domesticty: tactics for a safer home

House, Naomi and Harriss, Harriet and Koslowski, Benjamin (2018) (In)dangered domesticty: tactics for a safer home. Avery Shorts , S01 (E14). ...

'There is no such thing as a boring place': architecture and the built environment as a televisual experience

Curtis, Barry and House, Naomi (2018) 'There is no such thing as a boring place': architecture and the built environment as a televisual experience. Screen , 59 (1). pp. 105-113. ISSN 0036-9...

The edge condition: re-use of industrial heritage on urban waterfronts: a case of London’s second river

Evans, Graeme and House, Naomi (2017) The edge condition: re-use of industrial heritage on urban waterfronts: a case of London’s second river. Interventions I Adaptive Reuse , 8 . pp. 26-33....

DRAFT 03

Murialdo, Francesca and Fern, David and House, Naomi and Bodnar, Katarzyna and Bonazza, Ruth and Evans, Graeme and Jensen, Steve and King, Sherene and Morris, Leora and Mundia, Prisca and ...

Interiority complex

House, Naomi and Harriss, Harriet (2016) Interiority complex. In: A Gendered Profession - A Question of Representation in Space Making. RIBA, London. ISBN 9781859469972 ...

Traces, clues and palimpsests: toward a forensic design pedagogy

House, Naomi and Parrinder, Monika (2016) Traces, clues and palimpsests: toward a forensic design pedagogy. In: Design and Time: Design History Society Conference 2016, 08-10 Sept 2016, Middlese...

Draft two

Murialdo, Francesca and Fern, David and House, Naomi and Mortimer, Jon and Koslowski, Benjamin and Thomas, Peter and Evans, Graeme (2016) Draft two. InteriorsMDX. ...

Community futures and utopia - an exhibition of architectural strategies for the use and re-use of Hornsey Town Hall

Evans, Graeme and Murialdo, Francesca and House, Naomi (2016) Community futures and utopia - an exhibition of architectural strategies for the use and re-use of Hornsey Town Hall. [Show/Exhibit...

The fundamentals of interior architecture

Coles, John and House, Naomi (2007) The fundamentals of interior architecture. AVA Academia. ISBN 9782940373383 ...