RESET urban activity on diversity and inclusivity in public space using the design thinking method


Date: 23/05/2024 14:00 – 16:00

Address: Festival Center (Art_Inkubator) View on map


Zone: Building A, Hall 120


Participants: 15 people.


Registration. Free admission.


For whom the workshops are dedicated?

  • students/graduates of sociology, urban studies, geography, gender studies, psychology, tourism, cultural studies, etc.,

  • urban designers,

  • architects,

  • NGOs working with people with special needs and running walking tours.




The workshop focuses on engaging various communities in creating/re-designing inclusive spaces of COMFORT in the urban environment. Drawing from the EU-funded project RESET (Redesigning Equality and Scientific Excellence Together) coordinated by the Women’s Studies Centre UL and its co-design and intersectional frameworks, the workshop aims to define barriers in public space that may exclude various social groups, in particular women and people with special needs, and to design universal solutions addressing the needs of different citizens. Based on available reports and research results, current challenges and obstacles will be summarised, leading to creating inclusive urban spaces dedicated to various groups, such as seniors, parents with small children, peoples with disabilities, etc. Methodologically, this event draws from design thinking — participants work with personas (with diversified needs) in order to co-design practical solutions and facilitate change in the urban landscape. 


*the workshop only in English 

Workshops host


Aleksandra Różalska. PhD is Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Research, Faculty of Philology and Head of the Women Studies Centre, University of Łódź. She is a local coordinator for GEMMA: Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, P.I. for the Horizon 2020 RESET: Rethinking Gender and Scientific Excellence Together (2021-2024) and P.I. for Horizon Europe FEAST: Food Systems That Support Transitions to Healthy and Sustainable Diets (2022-2027). She is also a researcher in two cultural studies projects on migrant theatre in the United States in Canada. Apart from studies on media discourses and minorities in Europe and in the US, her research interests include: intersectionality, media literacy, television studies, cultures of inequality, American narratives of 9/11 and media representations of refugees and migrants. She co-edited five volumes devoted to feminisms in various cultural contexts.