Host: Sneha Visakha
Edited by: Resonance Studios, Bangalore
Intro Music: Wehrmut by Godmode
Outro Music: Opheliea’s Blues by Audionautix

TW – Broad references to violence and unsafety in cities

In the introductory episode of The Feminist City podcast series, we explore why we should look at cities from a feminist perspective. How is space produced? What produces safety in cities? What is the relationship between safety and urban planning? What is feminist urbanism? What does this approach entail? What do we understand by feminist utopias?

For background reading, we recommend perusing some of the literature and videos provided below.


Sultana’s Dream, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat, 1905
(Highly recommend you read this before listening to the episode!)

The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs

How to Build a Non-Sexist City, Dolores Hayden

Why Loiter? By Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan & Shilpa Ranade

For our more enthusiastic listeners,

The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre

Reading Law Spatially, Dr. Antonia Layard (on legal geography)
(draft paper)


What is feminist urbanism? Col·lectiu Punt 6
Why Loiter? Dr. Shilpa Phadke
The Feminist City Dr. Ellie Cosgrave
Gender Perspectives in Urban Planning Dr. Ana Falú

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