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Women’s bodies have a certain biorhythm that changes every month. Period is one of them. During this period it’s normal that we suddenly want to cry, get frustrated, or become emotionally unstable — and sometimes, heavy headaches and nausea make it hard to go to work or school. What if there was a park where it’s safe to cry and ponder, what if there was a toilet that could make our body warm, and what if there was a bench where we could take a break when we feel unexpectedly unwell …?
Ends in a month (Aug 31, 2021)

Why We Chose This Topic
How can we create urban spaces and communities that aid our emotional, physical instabilities? These questions gave us inspiration for this campaign.

In Vienna, “gender-sensitivity guidelines” have been applied to city planning for years, even before the UN’s global strategy for gender equality in 1995. Leslie Kern's "Feminist City" pointed out the lack of a female perspective on mobility and residence design due to the male-centered progress of urban planning since the modern era, and claimed that it is a challenge to raise questions about such a previous design process and necessary for a more inclusive city design. In this campaign, we seek to gather “gender mainstreaming” urban design practices to reconsider cities through a female perspective for creating more just, inclusive city design with people who have been excluded from their urban spaces.

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