Modern cities are designed to facilitate capital production while marginalizing other key needs that we have as individuals. Eva Grigoriadou, founder of URBANA, talks about how a feminist perspective can help us rethink and redesign our cities by putting our diverse everyday lives in the center of urban planning.
Eva Grigoriadou studied Architecture at the Technical University of Crete (2013) and attended the ‘International Cooperation, Sustainable Emergency Architecture’ postgraduate program at the International University of Catalonia (2016). She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Architecture of the Technical University of Crete, focusing on the gender perspective of urban planning and the creation of inclusive urban planning practices and participatory methodologies.
In 2019, Eva co-founded the feminist architecture group URBANA: a civil non-profit partnership consisting of architects, social scientists, and educators. The group envisions an inclusive city in which different needs are anticipated and where we all feel comfortable and safe. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx