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Personal profile

Biography

Nicole Kalms is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and founding director of the Monash University XYX Lab which leads national and international research in Gender and Place. In this role, Dr Kalms is leading two significant research projects Urban Exposure: Interactively Mapping the Systems of Sexual Violence in Cites and Women and Girls Only: Understanding the Spaces of Sexual Harassment in Public Transport. These projects are in partnerships with state, national and international stakeholders. 

 

Nicole has a PhD in Architecture from Monash University. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Architecture from RMIT and practiced architecture for several years before undertaking a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture (RMIT). Nicole is currently a full-time member of Monash University's Faculty Art, Design and Architecture where she is focused on cross-disciplinary teaching and research.

 

Dr Kalms’ recent contributions include the monograph Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism (Routledge 2017) examining sexualized representation and precincts in neoliberal cities. Other research includes 'Urban exposure: Feminist crowd-mapping and the new urban imaginary' in the Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries (2018), ‘I’m Here’: Identity and Obscurity in Locative Safety Technology for Women in Neo-Liberal Cities' (2017) in the edited book series Critiques, 'Hypersexual Occupations' (2015) in the edited book Occupation: Ruin, Repudiation and Revolution and 'Hypersexual Transgressions' (2014) published in the Architectural Humanities Research Association's journal Architecture and Culture. Dr Kalms regularly writes for a diverse non-academic audience, and is frequently invited to speak to the public about sexuality and urban space at major national and international cultural institutions.

 

Research interests

Urbanism

Feminism

Spatial Practice

Spatial Media

Critical Studies

Interdisciplinarity

Gender

Co-Design

Gender Equality

 

Supervision interests

Urbanism

Feminism

Spatial Practice

Spatial Media

Critical Studies

Interdisciplinarity

Research area keywords

  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Feminism
  • Urbanism
  • Hypersexuality
  • Gender equality
  • Reduced Inequalities

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Projects 2017 2020

Improving the Safety of Women and Girls on Public Transport

Taft, A., Kalms, N., Bawden, G., Matthewson, G., Hooker, L., Forsdike-Young, K. & Henry, N.

22/08/1931/12/20

Project: Research

Design Thinking Workshop: Moreland City Council

Kalms, N., Bawden, G., Edwards, A., Korsmeyer, H. & Condliffe, Z.

3/06/1920/12/19

Project: Consultancy

Research Output 2008 2019

Designing Women

Kalms, N., 2019, Artichoke, 66, p. 118-121 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationShort ReviewResearch

Safety after dark: Creating a city for women living and working in Sydney

Matthewson, G., Webb, I., Kalms, N., Committee for Sydney & Plan International, 2019, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Committee for Sydney. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearchpeer-review

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Open Access
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Urban exposure: Feminist crowd-mapping and the new urban imaginary

Kalms, N., 2019, The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries. Lindner, C. & Meissner, M. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 159-170 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Coburg Townhouses

Kalms, N., 2018, Architecture Australia, 107, 3, p. 30-36 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationShort ReviewResearch

Prizes

2018 Dean's Award for Research Impact

Nicole Kalms (Recipient), Gene Bawden (Recipient), Pamela Salen (Recipient), Gill Matthewson (Recipient), Allison Edwards (Recipient) & Hannah Korsmeyer (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2019 Premier's Design Awards - Service Design: SHEcity - Finalist

Nicole Kalms (Recipient), Gene Bawden (Recipient), Jess Berry (Recipient), Pamela Salen (Recipient), Hannah Korsmeyer (Recipient), Allison Edwards (Recipient) & Zoe Condliffe (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Faculty Early Career Researcher Award 2016

Nicole Kalms (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Mollie Holman University Medal 2017

Nicole Kalms (Recipient), 27 Apr 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Advancing Women’s Research Success Grant

Nicole Kalms (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2012 2019

Visible Women: Gendered violence and safety in public space

Nicole Kalms (Contributor)
2 May 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

2019 International Women's Day Breakfast

Nicole Kalms (Contributor), Gill Matthewson (Contributor)
2019 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Gender and the City

Nicole Kalms (Contributor), Chris Blache (Contributor), Ross Douglas (Contributor)
19 Jun 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Public Transport Victoria - Safe Passage: exploring personal safety on and around public transport

Nicole Kalms (Invited speaker)
4 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

The Politics of Public Space

Nicole Kalms (Contributor)
15 Apr 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Press / Media

ABC NEWS: 'Many women don't feel safe exercising in public, but is bright lighting the solution?'

Nicole Kalms, Sharon Goulds, Sophie Tanner & Gill Matthewson

11/11/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

ABC NEWS

Nicole Kalms, Sharon Goulds, Sophie Tanner & Gill Matthewson

10/11/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

FRANCE 24: 'Gender in the city: making urban spaces safer for women'

Nicole Kalms

28/06/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

ABC RADIO: 'What goes into designing parks?'

Nicole Kalms

31/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview