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Panel discussion: Gender-related Power Structures within the Building Sector, with a focus on Architecture and Urban Design

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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.

Read the whole article here, in Swedish. 

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