Public Sanitation Access in Stockholm

December 13, 2018



The course allowed for discussions on the intersection of architecture and feminism, with a chosen infrastructural case study as a point of reference for reflection and analysis of the readings. Through the study of the infrastructure of public sanitation access in Stockholm, an attempt to understand the aspect of gender and its impact on the built environment was undertaken. It further allowed for an analysis of the different use, experience and perception of space, in particular the space of public toilets, in regard to gender, resulting in the compilation of this booklet.

The infrastructural case study of public sanitation access was chosen due to the tangible gender related issues of menstruation. Uterine carriers (people with uterus, regardless of their gender) have further specific demands on the infrastructure of public toilets, which has been studied through critical reading.

The reading disclosed issues relating to the architectural support for menstruators within the public sphere. In summary, it became evident that the public sanitation access is unsatisfactory and fails to meet the demands of uterine carriers. The proposed architectural measures to undertake to meet the demands were derived from the feminist readings assumed throughout the semester.

Sara Sako

Public Sanitation Access_Sako


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