MEN'S ONLY TAXI
How can taxi interiors provoke conversation about the safety of women in public spaces?
Roshnee created a taxi that reversed gender stereotypes, making men
realise what it felt like to be a woman traveling in public. This taxi was
plastered with all the invisible ‘rules’ that women had to follow in public.
Concept, Illustration, Textile and Space Design
BBC Radio's Cultural Frontline
The Big Story
Tedx Gateway Event, Mumbai
The symbol was borrowed from the graphic commonly found outside women’s compartments in Mumbai’s local trains—that of a coy Indian woman, holding her sari over her head.
This was converted into a man, using similar colour schemes and illustration style. A chart was then made, portraying the invisible rules that women have to follow in public spaces in India due to societal restrictions. However, in the chart, men were being asked to follow them.
In the centre, it said in Hindi, "Are these rules applicable to men too?"
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