14:00 - 16:15
Session: GS4
[Social] + Design
Gendered Mobilities: A Critical Approach Towards Understanding Social Exclusion Through the Lens of Mobility
gender; socio-spatial mobility; informality; urban peripheries; social design
Krity GERA

The limited resources of the urban peripheral areas possess the potential to transform into situations that offer various kinds of opportunities. This study engages with multi-disciplinary research focusing on gender and urban peripheries (informality) through the lens of (informal) mobility to reveal the relationship between socio-spatial mobility of urban marginalized women. In the context of developing countries (New Delhi, India), social exclusion is predominantly visible in the case of women who reside in urban peripheral areas. Because of prevailing socio-cultural and economic conditions, these urban marginalized women (UMW) experience restrictions on their movement on day-to-day basis. Ethnographic interviews along with mobile methods using new technologies like GPS path tracking are adopted as methods of inquiry into the subject. This paper concludes with a discussion on a broader set of factors that impact the mobility of UMW and at this point does not emphasize the specificities of these factors.