Post-Pandemic Public Spaces - Episode 4: Inequality

Maurice Harteveld* (Developer), Hanlin Stuer (Producer), Matt van Kessel (Producer), Olivier Wiegerinck (Producer), Edzo Bindels (Performer), Ellen van Bueren (Performer), Annemieke Fontein (Performer), Lior Steinberg (Performer), Co Verdaas (Performer), Ton Venhoeven (Performer), Nathalie de Vries (Performer), Linda Zuiderwijk (Performer), Claudiu Forgaci (Other), Birgit Hausleitner (Other)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsProfessional


The fourth episode of the series presents the topic 'Inequality'. In line with last episode, it is important to remember how mobility relates to (in)equality. The measurements taken during COVID-19 outbreak, like social distancing and staying home, has shown once more that not everyone has the same pattern, can have the same pattern, and/or is able to have equal patterns. Public spaces in different neighbourhoods have different qualities. The pandemic has shown that not everyone lives under the same conditions. Not everyone has access to equal public spaces. There is, for example, not always shaded space near the house. Places for stay in general and distances to recreational (green) spaces can differ greatly, as is the safety along the routes not equal. Power structures and distribution of resources, if we define public space along these lines, are unequal almost by definition, and thus access abilities and agency is diverse. This, generates questions: How can we realise a more inclusive network of public space? How can we create a human space, lively at the street level? What public amenities and facilities should we include? Is privately-owned public space a (fair) solution? Can we create common spaces on the roof, for example? What needs to be done in different neighborhoods to contribute to a just city?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDelft / Rotterdam
PublisherHuman Space
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2022


  • public space
  • Public Space
  • pandemic
  • COVID-19
  • urban design
  • urban sociology
  • inequality
  • inequalities
  • just city
  • accessibility
  • diversity
  • connectivity
  • fairness
  • values
  • quality change
  • inclusive city
  • inclusive design
  • inclusive development


Dive into the research topics of 'Post-Pandemic Public Spaces - Episode 4: Inequality'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this