In 2022 Copenhagen Architecture Festival hosted the exhibition of the Urban Belonging Project, a partnership of researchers and planners affiliated to Aalborg University and the architecture studio Gehl People, who worked in collaboration with some of the key community organizations for LGBTQI+, deaf, physically disabled, mentally vulnerable, houseless, ethnically underrepresented and international people in Copenhagen.
Through the use of an app created ad-hoc, participants documented their relationship to the city, to its spaces and designs, allowing researchers to generate a number of graphic visualization of the areas that are more or less welcoming, accommodating, safe, accessible, inclusive and pleasant for different groups.
Read the full article by Sofie Burgos-Thorsen on ArchDaily to learn more about the Urban Belonging Project and all the advantages of using data-ethnography and visual methodologies to better understand the complexities of the city space from an intersectional perspective.
This article was written in the context of CAFx's Film Mosaic: Leave No One Behind project, which focuses on the intersection of inclusive design and film.
The Film Mosaic platform collects hundreds of short films from around the world that explore different dimensions of socially sustainable architecture.
The best three film will be selected by a jury consisting of filmmakers Békà & Lemoine, Architect Anupama Kundoo, Founder and Editor in Chief of ArchDaily David Basulto, President of Congress for the World Congress in Copenhagen and Vice President of the UIA Nordic section Natalie Mossin, and Founder and Director of Copenhagen Architecture Festival Josephine Michau, and awarded in Copenhagen on 3rd July.