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Mobile Worlds: empowering third cultures for sustainable and inclusive mobility

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Network corridors
Total project cost
€0
EU Contribution
€226 751
Project Acronym
MobileWorlds
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Third cultures – the blending of different cultural experiences during an individual’s formative years – have the potential to trigger a shift towards inclusive and sustainable mobility. The MSCA-funded MobileWorlds project explores how third cultures can be mobilised for integrating sociocultural diversity into today's institutions. Comparing northern and southern perspectives in cities that share a deeply rooted history of cultural diversity and notable achievements in inclusive and sustainable mobility will provide a unique opportunity to deepen our understanding of third cultures and their potential. The project will develop novel methods, namely integrating participatory and artistic methodologies, for community engagement and co-creation. These will then be applied to mobility planning processes in Bergen (Norway) and Porto (Portugal).

Objectives

The overall goal of MobileWorlds is to explore pathways to better integrate socio-cultural diversity into today's institutions, so they may better deal with contemporary challenges of sustainable mobility and societal inequalities. Such pathways are sought by engaging explicitly with third culture experiences to identify concrete diverse imaginaries and allowing these to feed into equally diverse solutions that can realistically be implemented. Third cultures are unique cultures that emerge from contact with different home and contextual cultures during the formative years of an individual. These third cultures are increasingly common in a globalising world, and may have important repercussions for imaginaries for sustainable and just mobility futures. As such, they provide promising sources for pathways that integrate socio-cultural diversity into today's institutions. Bergen, Norway and Porto, Portugal are known for cultural diversity and advancement in sustainable mobility. Combined, they provide both a Northern and a Southern European perspective and a particularly interesting context within which to research this subject. MobileWorlds delineates four key objectives: (1) To solidify and expand the concept of third cultures, (2) To develop methods and methodologies that encourage artistic engagement of all ages and socio-cultural groups in mobility planning, (3) To engage communities in mobility planning through arts-based events and activities, and (4) To support my future career development through arts-based research and engagement training and expanding academic and artistic networks and experience. The hands-on experience and training will help to accomplish my career goals securing an Assistant Professor position in the field of Mobility Planning or working in public engagement for an NGO promoting sustainable mobility. With such a position I hope to contribute to improve the sustainability and justice of the world through diverse and inclusive approaches.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Other Programme
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF-01-01 MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
HOGSKULEN PA VESTLANDET
Address
INNDALSVEIEN 28, 5020 BERGEN, Norway
EU Contribution
€226 751

Technologies

Technology Theme
Unclassified
Technology
Non-technology
Development phase
Research/Invention

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