Day’s expertise is based on twenty years as a practicing architect, and her formal involvement with the profession and various academic roles. She has a particular interest in the broad timeline of professional architectural practice in Australia. The research explores the influences on the final architectural object including technology, cultural, political, and economic policy decisions. Her particular focus is on projections for the possible futures of the profession. This expertise is augmented by ongoing engagement and positions with architectural bodies including the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architect’s Registration Board of Victoria, and a member of Architeam.
Melbourne Disability Institute: Seed funding Project: Work-life in Wodonga: Co-design workshops for housing and work opportunities with people with disabilities in regional Victoria ($23,500) CI Rank 2
This project investigates relationships between inclusive and diverse medium-density housing and accessible neighbourhood infrastructure, illuminating what is necessary to enable, promote, and sustain people with disabilities’ work-life opportunities in Wodonga.
Building on research into the importance of ‘the neighbourhood’ and ‘third places’ as intermediary spaces between working-from-home and formal workplaces, the research will begin by mapping the accessibility of existing third-place infrastructure in central and suburban Wodonga. This mapping will be facilitated and undertaken by Visionary Design Development (VDD) and will include students with/out disability studying Building Design at Wodonga TAFE (WTAFE). Dr. Andrew Martel, Dr. Kirsten Day, Mary Ann Jackson, Saumya Kaushik
Work-life in Wodonga: Co-design workshops for housing and work opportunities with people with disabilities in regional Victoria
Australian Research Council: LIEF project LE220100057 The Australian Emulation Network: Born Digital Cultural Collections Access (funded $724,723) CI Rank 8
This project aims to conserve, and render born digital artefacts widely accessible by establishing an Australian Emulation Network. High value cultural collections from university archives and the GLAM sector requiring legacy computer environments will be targeted. The project expects to generate new knowledge across media arts, design, and architecture. Expected outcomes include stabilising and providing researchers with emulated access to born digital cultural artefacts, sharing legacy computer environments across the network, and establishing an Australian software preservation community of practice, building skills in preserving and emulating digital cultural artefacts with substantial future applications also in scientific preservation. Prof Melanie Swalwell (Chief Investigator), Prof Kim Vincs (Chief Investigator), Prof Sarah Teasley (Chief Investigator), Dr Helen Stuckey (Chief Investigator), Prof Harriet Edquist (Chief Investigator), Prof Sean Cubitt (Chief Investigator), Prof Norie Neumark (Chief Investigator), Dr Kirsten Day (Chief Investigator), A/Prof Peter Raisbeck (Chief Investigator), Prof Simon Biggs (Chief Investigator), Prof Roger Dean (Chief Investigator), Asst Prof Ionat Zurr (Chief Investigator), Prof Anna Munster (Chief Investigator), Mr Adam Bell (Partner Investigator), Dr Barbara Lemon (Partner Investigator)
2018 Dean’s Award: Emerging Researcher
Awarded to Kirsten Day 2018 Dean’s Award for Emerging Researcher, School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology
Past HDR Supervision
Arevalo, Nataly (Ph.D.) Title: Campus outdoor incivility: A socio-spatial approach to foster civility
Swinburne University of Technology. Supervision team: Prof Mark Taylor (PCS), Dr. Kirsten Day, Dr. Mehrnoush Latifi.
Tran, Loc (Ph.D.) Title: Interrogating ‘Saigon Space’: Spatial Practices in Laneways of Ho Chi Minh City
Swinburne University of Technology. Supervision team: Dr. Quoc Phuong Dinh (PCS), Dr. Kirsten Day.
Current HDR Supervision
Iskandar, Sonya (Ph.D.) Title: Space design for the visually impaired
Swinburne University of Technology. Supervision team: Prof Mark Taylor (PCS), Dr. Nanette Carter, Dr. Kirsten Day. Scheduled completion: November 2022