Nicole K. Kalms Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Nicole K. Kalms

Senior Lecturer + Director XYX Lab
Monash University

Nicole Kalms is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Nicole is the founding Director of Monash University’s XYX Laboratory based in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. In this role Nicole leads a team of interdisciplinary researchers examining the complex interaction of space, gender and communication in cities. 


Dr Nicole Kalms is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture. 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 of Architecture where she leads the Interior Architecture program and has established the Program's design-based initiatives with a focus on cross-disciplinary studios and architectural theory.
Dr Kalms’ research centres on contemporary urbanism and gender. Her forthcoming book Hypersexual City (Routledge 2017) examines sexualized representation and precincts in neoliberal cities. Other recent research includes '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.


    B. Arch (RMIT), ML.Arch (RMIT), PhD (Monash University)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Urbanism, Gender, Feminism and Architecture, Media and Architecture.



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