Ruas do Género (Streets of Gender) by João Bernardo Narciso
Ruas do Género: Exploring Gender Representation in Urban Toponymy
"Ruas do Género" is a visual essay that explores the issue of gender representation in the street names of Porto, Portugal. How many streets are named after women? How does that compare with the number of streets named after a man? How is inequality in toponymy distributed in terms of space? Who are the women with streets named after them? This essay gives answers to those questions, raising awareness of the very much important topic of gender inequality that shapes our urban lives.