The contemporary urban situation marked by global flows of people, goods and capital invites to reflection over ‘the kind of phenomenon a city is’? Arguably, this is not a new question nor will the chapter be able to provide a final answer. However, the hybrid spatialities of networked, global urbanism seems constantly to lead to emerging phenomena in need of new understandings. Some may related to ‘big scale’ issues such as networks and mobility/immobility between global cities and yet others will have to ‘zoom in’ as it were on the detailed cases of transgressive Mobilities ‘on the ground’, in cities across the world. This chapter aims to do the latter, to chase some of the contemporary issues within mobilities, urbanization and social exclusion through a gaze upon local and situated mobile practices. The chapter is structured in the following manner: After the introduction in section One it turns to the relationship of the city and how it is comprehended within the so-called ‘mobilities turn’. Section three is then taking us into the ‘next turn’ within the Mobilities turn, namely the emerging research field of Mobilities design. From this section four turns to the notion of ‘Dark Design’ and the questions of social exclusion and Mobilities justice. In section five the two themes of homelessness and disabilities are utilized as ‘empirical parables’ for framing the discussion of Mobilities design and social exclusion. The chapter ends in section Six with a few concluding reflections.
TitelHybrid Mobilities : Transgressive Spatialities
RedaktørerNadine Cattan, Laurent Faret
Antal sider18
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-367-90283-4
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-003-02356-2
StatusUdgivet - 2022


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