summaery2022: Projects

HerCity Weimar

Project information

submitted by
Lia Zinngrebe

Lisa Maßel, Anna Paulina Graf

Prof. Dr. Steffen de Rudder, Prof. Dr. Frank Eckardt, Dipl. Psych. Alexandra Abel

Architecture and Urbanism

Degree programme:
Architecture (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation
Final project

Winter semester 2020/21

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8 - Hauptgebäude / Main Building
    (Flur 1. OG, Wand zwischen Raum 108 und 109)
  • Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8 - Hauptgebäude / Main Building
    (Flur 1. OG, Wand zwischen Raum 108 und 109)

Participation in the Bauhaus.Modules


Project description

As architects and urban planners, we want to create livable spaces that are equally accessible to all residents. For this reason, we studied gender-sensitive urban planning in the context of our master's thesis and investigated our study city, Weimar, as an example. Based on the global HerCity initiative of the United Nations Habitat, we launched HerCity Weimar in the summer of 2021. Many interested and open-minded young women* got involved in our participatory project. Together, we explored Weimar's public spaces in city walks, collected gender-specific data, and shared our experiences and insights in discussion groups. In several workshops, we identified five fields of action for gender-sensitive urban planning in Weimar.

Open communication and harmonious cooperation were enormously important to us. Therefore, we built up a large network of urban actors, associations, and local initiatives. Through close exchange with the city of Weimar we became aware: Until today there is hardly any understanding of gender-sensitive urban planning. Therefore, the focus of our work was on public relations and raising awareness for the issue. With our Instagram channel, the publication of our informative website, and the organization of numerous events for International Women's Day, we raised awareness about gender-sensitive urban planning.

Exhibition Location / Event Location