Gender and night-time economies

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Feminist political action under the auspices of ‘Reclaim the Night’ has publically agitated to address this issue, advocating for women’s right to the city at night without prejudice or objectification. Since the 1970s global protest marches by grassroots women’s groups along with public vigils for women murdered in public spaces have collectively engaged in bringing attention to the gendered inequities of public space and the images and discourses that promote heterosexist harassment and violence against women.

The XYX Lab is seeking proposals that examine the confluence of factors that contribute to gendered experiences of the night-time economy – both in spatial design and visual communication design – and the role they play as a cultural and social practice that can contribute to challenging power relations within cities, and consequently to women’s feelings of safety within them.