ve / vr / fr 24/05/2013 12:30-14:00
Maison des Cultures, Molenbeek (rue Mommaertsstraat 4)
An informal lunch talk with Mukarram Abbas, PhD researcher at the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research (VUB).
Topic of this STADS CAFE URBAIN will be how women experience the city.
The topic will be addressed from different angles: on the one hand the PhD research Mukarram Abbas is conducting on women’s constraints in public spaces in Nablus city in Palestine. And on the other hand will be raised the question how Arab women experience the city in a western context, like for instance Brussels.
Mukarram Abbas will talk about the Feminist contribution to planning theory : “Women were argued to use and experience the built environment in different ways than men and thus to have different spatial needs and interests. As a result, Feminist Urban Movement has built a critical thinking towards the urban planning policies and practices for being insensitive to the changing needs of women in cities. Feminist scholars have analysed the sundry boundaries are believed to hinder women’s participation in public life. The aim is to produce potential planning interventions and approaches that help women to overcome these boundaries and thus to institute the basis for the Utopian ‘gendered city’.”
(Attention : activité en anglais / Opgelet: activiteit in het Engels)
CV Mukarram Abbas : www.cosmopolis.be/cms/cv_mukarram_en.php
What is a STADS CAFE URBAIN?
researchers invite you over for lunch. You could call it a kind of free consultation where you’re invited to ask your questions about the city in a relaxed athmosphere. Soup, sandwiches and beverages are available at an affordable price. Or you can bring your own lunch along.