“How would our cities be different if not designed for and by fully grown, able bodied men but for people of all ages. abilities, gender, sexual preferences, class and caste?”
‘No City for Women?’ is a series of online events held for students of design & architecture from Chandigarh and Jaipur, to reimagine their cities from the lens of gender.
It culminates in a public symposium where the students will showcase their work, followed by a panel discussion on gender and city making.
During the 3 days of workshop that preceded the symposium, participants unpacked the concepts of gender-sensitive design, gender-mainstreaming and inclusivity from the lens of class, caste, age, abilities and gender. The complexity of gender equality in public spaces was delved into which might involve advocating for mixed spaces such as inclusive public spaces and gender neutral toilets, on one hand and on the other, creating dedicated spaces for women ranging from women-only metro and train coaches to dedicated play spaces for teenage girls.
Organized by the Alliance Française Chandigarh and French institute in India, the event has been designed by Social Design Collaborative and hosted as a part of the United Nations programming for 2021 under the label of Forum Generation Equality.