A lot of the times urban mobility services seems available but not accessible to elderly citizens. This apparent information gap between the one who provides the service(s) and one who seeks the service(s) engenders a sense of injustice, eventually creating power differentials in democratic governance. In the course “Mobility Justice”, we apply traditional participatory design and ethnographic methods to disseminate and generate future projects for general users. We bring together multiple stakeholders e.g municipality, NGOs, students and elderly citizens, not necessarily to solve problems but to sensitize with the unforeseen issues, responsibilities, norms, and controversies. However, our urge to create aesthetic and inclusive public services provokes us to go beyond tacit engagement to controversial interventions, through socio-material artifacts in the ecology of end-users. We achieve this by infrastructuring a data-driven participatory platform that weaves in the urban fabric exposing injustices and engaging the citizens in long-term.
Beyond tacit engagement to controversial interventions