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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

Keywords

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

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

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

Crowd-mapping gender equality – a powerful tool for shaping a better city launches in Melbourne

Kalms, N., 2018, Melbourne, Vic, Australia : The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access

Free To Be: Delhi

Kalms, N., Matthewson, G. & Tanner, S., 2018, Surrey, UK: Plan International. 24 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOtherpeer-review

Free To Be: Kampala

Kalms, N., Matthewson, G. & Tanner, S., 2018, Surrey, UK: Plan International. 24 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOtherpeer-review

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)

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

Women, Design + Housing Symposium

Nicole Kalms (Host), Naomi Stead (Host)
20 Mar 2019

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

The Politics of Public Space

Nicole Kalms (Contributor)
15 Apr 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

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

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

Press / Media

PRO BONO AUST: 'Why young men turn to street harassment'

Nicole Kalms

10/04/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

CITY ROAD PODCAST: 'Gender and Cities'

Nicole Kalms

26/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

ABC NEWS: 'These sustainable urban design ideas could help Melbourne reclaim most liveable city crown'

Nicole Kalms, Gene Bawden, Pamela Salen, Gill Matthewson, Allison Edwards & Hannah Korsmeyer

22/03/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

3CR: 'City Limits - International Women's Day! Gender + Transport'

Nicole Kalms

6/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

THE AGE: 'Sexual offences up by 60 per cent on public transport'

Nicole Kalms

25/01/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment