MULTIPLE MOBILITIES

IMPROVING MOBILITY TO ACHIEVE GENDER EQUITY IN LA FAVORITA



Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 3 Months

Instructor: Chelina Odbert
Fall 2018 / Harvard Graduate School of Design

Project Team: Collaboration with Carolyn Angius
Published in Platform 12
Multiple Mobilities interrogates the relationship between the built environment and gender equity and envisions a public realm that equally supports and reflects community members of all gender identities. While inequities between genders are often cultural and societal, the design disciplines must adopt a gendered perspective to ensure our built environments do not replicate such disparities. Through planning and designing with a gendered lens, we can realize a public realm in which all genders have access to diverse activities, feel their identities are reflected and celebrated, and can achieve their independent visions of the future.

Our studio was tasked with redesigning the neighborhood’s central plaza, Plaza Aliar, and developing a neighborhood plan focused on building a more gender equitable public realm in La Favorita. With our classmates, we facilitated participatory workshops over two days to learn more from women in La Favorita about their daily lives, what they like and don’t like about La Favorita, and what they envision for the future. We also learned from federal and municipal staff and previous outreach efforts


















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