Building feminist cities - an intersectional approach to mobility
The Canadian geographer, Leslie Kern, will give a lecture on intersectionality and mobility. In her book Feminist City, Claiming Space in a Man-made world, Kern explains from an historical perspective and personal experience that social inequalities are built into our cities: in the design of mobility, neighbourhoods, and buildings. Kern argues that a feminist city is not only defined and designed by women. It is a city where differences in gender, origin and physical limitations do not (or no longer) create inequality and where all users feel safe, seen, understood, and recognized.
After her lecture, Nahid Shaikh will talk to Leslie Kern, architect Apolline Vranken, urban planner Eva Kailand critic and curator René Boer (Failed Architecture platform). During the discussion, we will zoom in on urban projects that serve as examples and take a critical look at European cities such as Brussels, Vienna, and Amsterdam.
'Public space is not designed for women. My fear is not irrational. Headphones on - don't talk to me. City space is my space. The city needs to hear my voice.'
Leslie Kern and Eva Kail will participate via a video call.
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expert Gender Planning
associate professor of geography and environment and director of women’s and gender studies
critic, curator, and organizer in and beyond the fields of architecture, art, designdesign, and heritage