Beyond just riding the bus: The dynamics of public transport

with Louise Sträuli

26 Dec 2023 | Urban Planning

From pandemic-era travel to navigating without a ticket, public transport is a battleground for belonging. Louise Sträuli (Tallinn University, Estonia) explores how passengers negotiate differences, challenge norms, and redefine what it means to be "public" in these mobile spaces. We reveal the hidden struggles and the resilience of those who rely on public transport.

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Negotiating Difference on Public Transport: How Practices and Experiences of Deviance Shape Public Space
By Louise Sträuli
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About the Speaker

Louise Sträuli is an urban researcher and PhD student at Tallinn University and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Her dissertation examines public transport and mobility justice using the example of fare-free public transport policies in Tallinn (Estonia) and fare evasion in Brussels (Belgium). She is interested in the tensions between everyday mobility practices and experiences and top-down mobility regimes with a focus on gender, care work, and fare policy using qualitative methods.