Following the #metoo movement, women in the Swedish building
sector has gathered under the hashtag #sistaspikenikistan where
they have shared their experiences of sexual harassment, abuse and
violence. Umeå School of Architecture held a panel discussion on
March 7 with the theme Gender-related Power Structures within the
Building Sector, with a focus on Architecture and Urban Design.
The moderator for the talk was Umeå School of Architecture's
alumni Cajsa Winge, one of the initiators behind
#sistaspikenikistan. The panel consisted of Ana Betancour,
professor in architecture and rector at Umeå School of
Architecture, Anna Lundberg, office manager at Sweco in Umeå,
Anna-Carin Dahlberg, office manager at White in Umeå, and Linda
Gustafsson, gender equality officer at Umeå Municipality.