Minsk is a City of a White Heterosexual Male

So says Dutch Feminist, Lidewij Tummers…

Minsk is a city of white heterosexual males. An urbanist explains why that is bad for everyone.
In short, manly cities are sexist spaces, created in the interests of the market economy. “Contemporary urbanists and feminists critique city planning, which pushes the women, the elderly, sexual and national minorities and other groups of people out.

Lidewij Tummers is a research assistant at the department of planning and architectural sociology at the Leibniz University Hanover. She visited Belarus in late 2019 for a conference: “Accessibility as an indicator of quality living space” of the Minsk Urbanistic Platform.

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