As Head of the Art & Architecture office at STIB-MIVB / Brussels Mobility, Gordana Micic is the strategic advisor for design, culture and innovation of the Brussels metro stations. Holder of several awards, she chairs the Public Art committee, is a member of Design & Culture committee of UITP (incoming chair), as well as a university lecturer.
Her professional activity and postdoctoral research ensure a dynamic cross-view of design innovation and interdisciplinary perspective, combining points of view of Art, architecture, urban planning and engineering, in order to design a project in its multidimensionality and multiscalarity. It places the user at the center of attention in the creation of attractive public transport in a city undergoing ecological and socio-cultural change for the well-being of all.
June 06: Stations of the Future: Safer, smarter and more inclusive
Mobility infrastructures and the City : Inclusivity in designIn a rapidly evolving city, public transport must serve all users, always and everywhere. For the city, it is about enabling residents, citizens, tourists, and others to move. For an operator, every user counts, so that it can develop and secure its future. These users are people with their own habits, traditions, religion, beliefs, orientations, physical and mental abilities, experiences, working styles, and even lifestyles. Moreover, the users change over time, and now they want to organize their own journey. However, their needs are very diverse, and sometimes contradictory, which does not make the work of transport infrastructure designers any easier. So how can inclusivity be integrated into the design of mobility infrastructure spaces? How can stations be designed for everyone? What frame of reference should be adopted? Based on a multidisciplinary analysis, we propose inclusivity in design to make public transport truly public.