hi di

(2019 - 2020)

Minibus System
Exploring the informal mobility system in Addis Ababa

hi di is a concept of a mobility service for Addis Ababa. The service connects existing formal and informal mobility modes in one seamless and pleasant journey. By using low-tech principles it supports and empowers shared, public, sustainable, and cheap urban transportation.

The project aims to tackle three challenges that many emerging cities are facing: serving the rapidly growing demand for urban mobility, preventing a traffic breakdown caused by private motorization, and developing a serious alternative to private car ownership that provides comfortable and reliable mobility for all.

The project was part of a collaboration between the move lab, the Emerging City Lab Addis Ababa, and the chair of urban design at the ABK Stuttgart. I initiated the project in 2018 together with Fabienne Hoelzel.