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Image: Nina Ross, That takes balls, 2019. Single channel video projection

Visible Women: Gendered violence and safety in public space

Please join exhibiting artist Nina Ross, Monash University's Associate Professor Nicole Kalms, and ccp.'s Curator of Engagement Linsey Gosper for a discussion on the work That takes balls, currently showing on the ccp. Night Projection Window.

That takes balls is a response to the culture of gendered violence against women in Australia; Nina Ross and Linsey Gosper in conversation will elaborate on some of the important and complex issues presented in the work.

Monash University's Associate Professor Nicole Kalms, Faculty Art, Design and Architecture, will present an overview of women's experiences of sexual violence in public space, and the definitions of these forms of harassment, with a focus on localised data of women and girls' experiences in the cities of Melbourne and Sydney.

For more information on That takes balls, see our exhibitions page.

Nicole Kalms is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and Founding Director of the XYX Lab which leads national research in Space, Gender and Communication. In this role, 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.

Associate Professor Kalms’ recent contributions include the monograph Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism (Routledge 2017) examining sexualised 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.

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