In the context of the redesign of Gumpendorfer Straße, not only experts but also citizens were invited to contribute their ideas to the planning process. In this participation process, it became apparent that the age group under 20 was underrepresented. The TU Wien Bibliothek and its research team therefore held a total of three workshops with students in May and June to collect and discuss their ideas and perspectives.
The goal of the project is to make the TU Wien Bibliothek an open place for exchange between science and society. With the Citizen Science experiments in the context of WP3 we want to collect basic experiences that will help us to promote this exchange.
At the same time, the participation process will be complemented with the ideas and needs of young people, making it more representative for all residents of the district of Mariahilf in Vienna.
During the workshops we worked out the research question together with the students and collected their needs and suggestions for the redesign of Gumpendorfer Straße.