In January 2022, we participated in the debate “A city for women that combats gender imbalance” of the Público newspaper’s “Conversas Urbanas” debate cycle, with the following motto for reflection:

“What about a women’s city, and how do you fight gender imbalance? A conversation about public space and its design, safety, accessibility and everything that makes the city more or less feminist, more or less inclusive.”

The guests for the debate were Alícia Medeiros, co-founder of Colectivo MAAD – Mulheres Arte Arquitectura & Design, Lia Ferreira, architect, member of the Office of the Secretary of State for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities and former Ombudsman for Citizens with Disabilities, at the Porto Chamber, and Patrícia Santos Pedrosa, architect, researcher and coordinator of the W@ARCH.PT – Arquitectas em Portugal project. David Pontes, Publicos’s assistant director, moderated the event.

We want to thank everyone who came and watched!

Recording of the debate is available at: