Photo Credit: Academic Experience Worldwide, Hosam Katan
My work within construction and design in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and finally the development of a design workshop for refugees raised many questions for me regarding the urban futures. I decided to go into interdisciplinary research at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, and to become transformative researcher.
It is my passion to advance transdisciplinary, user-centred, process-oriented (r)urbane mobility and space use research/planning. During my academic research stay in Singapore, Asia, in 2019 and work within the project «Pedestrian Comfort» it became clear to me that human mobility and space use are primarily based on site-specific urban rhythms, values and cultures. How will the future pedestrian way look place-specific considering global influencing factors and new ways of living, how will this affect the mobility behavior of the citizens? In my master's thesis «Inside Sheltered Walkways - Deriving the Urban Futures» I explored these questions with diverse experts and young residents in Singapore's Public Housing Estates.
With the introduction of the Human Mobility Domain at The Center for Conscious Design, as well as my involvement with Participate In Design (P!D) Singapore, I have the opportunity to continue intercultural research and explore together with urban stakeholders what exactly "Conscious Human Mobility" should look like and how we will walk - perceive - and design urban space in the future (inspired by Lucius Burckhardt's "Science of Strollology").
Photo Credit: Participative Neighborhood Planning in Telok Blangah, Singapore.
Participate In Design (P!D), Mui Ping Lim
Photo Credit: «Future Workshop with Young Residents» in Singapore, Own Photography