Building Feminist Cities
— An Intersectional Approach to Mobility
© Mitchel Raphael

Our cities in general, including stations and concepts on mobility, are often designed by men. There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers. The urban streets are at times a place of threat rather than community. But what would a more inclusive metropolis in general, and a station specifically, look like? Canadian academic Leslie Kern will give the keynote in this colloquium on intersectionality and mobility. In her book Feminist City, Claiming Space in a Man-made world through history, personal experience and popular culture, she exposes what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighbourhoods. Afterwards we go into conversation with architects, zooming in on case studies of 3 European cities: Brussels, Amsterdam and Vienna.

A feminist city is not a city defined and designed by women alone. It is a city in which differences in gender, race and physical limitations do not (or no longer) create inequality, and in which all users feel safe, seen, understood and recognized.

With: Leslie Kern, Apolline Vranken, ao. Including artistic contributions by artists travelling for EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS.

10.03.2022 - 19:00
Quai aux pierres de taille 7 - 1000 Brussels
EUROPALIA, deBuren, Rhea (VUB), KVS
Regular Institutional Partners