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Empowering women and education men through murals

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The NGO Safe City Pin the Creeps, is at the initiative of the this amazing project mixing digital technology, art and youth participation. The project is divided in 3 steps; "Pin the creeps" using a mobile app Geo-localize where in the city women are being the most harassed. The women report on their phone the [...]

Walking at night to reclaim the streets

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After reading the amazing book Why Loiter "Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets" by  Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan & Shilpa Ranade, (explaining "the exclusions and negotiations that women from different classes and communities encounter in the nation's urban public spaces"), Neha Singh decided to act and take the matter into her hands. She decided to [...]

Using dance to promote the right to the city

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While walking on the streets of Kaifeng, one can see around 7pm hundreds of women coming down the streets to rehearse their choregraphy of "square dance". Every neighborhood has its own group. The teacher comes with a "boom box" and plays traditional or modern Chinese songs, and days after day the women repeat their choregraphy. [...]

Water Guns against street harassment

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While organizing an exploratory walk in Montevideo with the NGO OCAC, we met with Sol its the founder. She explained to us that street harassment was so common in the streets of Montevideo (capital of Uruguay) that she had to do something about it! They decided to equip themselves with water gun, to respond to [...]

Stickers to fight ‘Manspreading’ in public transport

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In crowded transport systems, especially metro, Manspreading is real problem for commuters, especially women. The term “Manspreading” refers to men sitting with their legs spread wide apart and taking up space on the seats beside them. In Seoul, South Korea, where over 5 Million people ride the subway every day, Jiyo Hong, a male college [...]

Breast feeding room in Airports

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On our connection in Newark International airport (NYC) we spoted this cool initiative: a pumping and nursing pod. This private space is meant for women to either breastfeed their newborns or pump while in transit. […]

Chalks as a tool to « give the floor” to the population

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"Nice flowers" (Chalk message during our Paris walk, March 2016) Chalks can be useful tools to literally “give the floor” to the population. The short-lived messages it allows to draw can be use during exploratory walks to collect participants’ feelings and experiences (as we did in Paris).   Chalks can be used to [...]

Changing table in men’s bathroom

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Changing room are still usely located in the women's bathroom however, during a stop-over at Copenhagen airport we have spotted this good pratice that allows dads to take care of their babies! The generalisation of unisex public toilets  with changing table or "family restroom" (which provide regardless of the gender toilets for adults and for [...]

Creative public lighting

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Always wished you could hang out in public space, even after sunset? […]

Flowers and colors

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During our exploratory walks, a lot of women wish their was more flowers and colours in their city! […]