This mission is all about getting out in the world and making observations about the people and places in our communities.
This mission is all about getting out in the world and making observations about the people and places in our communities. Grab some friends and head out into the world! Try taking pictures of architecture, public spaces, lighting and transportation hubs, and make note of how they affect neighbourhood safety. Even better – head to a second place you are less familiar with and watch how people interact with their environment and with each other. Be sure to take notes, or if you feel creative draw sketches or take pictures to call attention to any differences or similarities you see between the two locations.
To try and reduce Khayelitsha’s spiralling crime rates, the City of Cape Town launched the Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) programme in 2005.
Findings showed that the most common acts of crime in Khayelitsha were robbery, murder,
"If public spaces are safe, then the home and everywhere else will be safe" - Huairou Commission
I came upon this great article that was published by the Huairou Commission on how grass root women organizations around the world can work to build s
"The BMW Guggenheim Lab was a mobile laboratory about urban life that began as a co-initiative of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the BMW Group. From 2011 to 2014, the Lab traveled to New York, Berlin, and Mumbai. Part urban think tank, part
According to a research by Gerald J. Gorn and Marvin E. Goldberg, the research suggests that the urban poor: a) spend twice as much time viewing TV, b) like the medium more than the general population, and c) trust TV more than other media (Greenberg
Living in a densely populated area, people quickly learn to ignore those who are not important. Our brains are programmed to do this. In a culture were caste systems, and sexual inequality are still part of a local idiom, it is only too apparent how
Safe Space attempts to reclaim locations where incidents of assault have occurred and raise awareness of past history. Through public installation of patterns, we hoped to raise awareness of this past.
The project attempted to engage interaction w
There's nothing like visual communication to capture the thoughts of the masses and spread the word. These bright prayer flags were actually used in the context of a Methodist church congregation, but you don't have to be religious to have prayers. B
After the rape case in Delhi, one of the ministers said "The girls wear short and revealing clothes which attracts unwanted attention and eventually become victims... they need to change the way they dress"
In India, festivals are hugely significant in both the religous and cultural calendar and a cuase for celebration, across classes. Generally, in the environment, parent's let their guard down, and it is an occassion of much freer interaction between
Eve teasing is a big menace in cities across India. This poster is specifically targeted at such youngsters who indulge in the indecent activity and the copy is the most striking feature which is talking to them in their own slang. The entire body co
These facts were based on a survey from a low income urban group. We recorded all the complaints from the people in the locality and brought up the situation.
This survey was done in Srikakulam, a place in Andhra Pradesh. We took a community and ask
Safety is a basic human right. But for the millions of women and girls living in low-income urban communities across the world, personal safety can be difficult to achieve.
As endorsed by Mark Zuckerberg! (such an inspiration of the 21st Century)
/Mera Apna Sheher/ (My Own City), a film by Sameera Jain (India, 2011, 70 min.), was screened as an event during The BMW Guggenheim Lab installation in Mumbai.
The film is provocative in that it was intended to explore and document sexuality and
This video is taken on the event of "HOLI", an Indian festival, which is celebrated by spraying colors on each other. This visuals show how people celebrate HOLI and how they create inconvenience for ladies who pass on the way