Lunch seminar with Chiara Vitrano, postdoc K2/Malmö University.
In the polyrhythmic city, access to urban opportunities requires the possession, by the social actor, of more resources useful to manage the de-synchronization of social times. The capacity to be mobile and to access urban opportunities is hindered by the necessity to perform less predictable, multidirectional and 24/7 mobilities. The risk of exclusion from activities considered fundamental for normal social participation due to a transport-related disadvantage hits especially some citizens’ categories. In particular, the process of colonisation of time, which brings to the progressive extension of working activities (the main metronomes of urban rhythms) in the night, generates a potential risk of temporal disadvantage for those working and moving at night. The presentation focuses on an empirical study on night-work and night-mobility, which mainly aims at investigating the conditions of accessibility to night-time services by public transport and the possibility to use open data to identify areas of temporal disadvantage or conflict in the city.