Through the City, Again
The Mobile Zebra Crossing is a portable device that can be deployed when encountering unwieldy street situations. Its purpose is to make it easy for pedestrians to traverse in places where there are no legal crossing options. However, because of the size and corresponding weight of the carpet-crossing, it cannot be used by one person alone. It takes many who must be willing to carry and roll. The crossing of an otherwise uncrossable street consequentially becomes a collective action, a kind of protest march. While this artifact may seem playful, it also points to the stubbornly persistent segregation of various groups in urban space. Celebrating the most sustainable of all modes of transportation, the Mobile Zebra Crossing engages in questions about how a just city for pedestrians might look.