Episode 10: Occupying Space While Female

All the questions at the Women’s March on Washington. (Photo by Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman)

Following the election in the US, we were faced with a different set of realities — personally, politically, even spiritually. Now that we’re in a more productive space (finally), we’re moving forward to make a difference where we can, while exploring ways to impact city space for our most vulnerable citizens.

In this episode we talk about a recent Next City article on designing a public space in Stockholm, Sweden, specifically around women who are absent in the space. What does this mean to make a space with women in mind? What is the feminist city? By occupying space as a woman, whether during the Women’s March on Washington or even in the simple act of a picnic, are we asserting our rights to space? And is that even enough? What more can be done?

All this and more in our first episode of 2017 as we get back on the mic! Keep an eye out for more frequent content on recent urban news as we figure out the best way to stay positive and productive.

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Katrina can be found at @think_katrina 
Kristen can be found at @blackurbanist

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Here are the references in this episode:

Next City article “Stockholm Suburb is Transforming Public Square with Women in Mind”: nextcity.org/daily/entry/stockh…quare-women-safety

Safe Bars in Washington DC: safebars.org/

And of course, the Women’s March on Washington: www.womensmarch.com/

Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode


Originally published at thirdwaveurbanism.com.

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