Image: Emilia Hörnfeldt, Emma Biondani

UMA Talks

The UMA Talks are a free and accessible series of events. The series is devoted to advancing architectural discourse from both an international perspective and local perspective, and strives to enable the public, students, teachers, and researchers both within architecture and from other fields to get insight to and participate in the educational activities and academic research taking place at Umeå School of Architecture. Theorist, practitioners, artists, and other relevant guests are invited to speak or to participate in roundtable conversations or similar formats.

Contact person: Roemer van Toorn, e-mail:

Where? Auditorium, Umeå School of Architecture, Östra Strandgatan 30c, 903 33 Umeå, Sweden

All UMA Talks events are open to the public.
The events are held in English.

Image above: Yasmeen Lari/Heritage Foundation of Pakistan: Sindh Flood. Rehabilitation, Sindh Region, Pakistan, since 2010. © Heritage Foundation of Pakistan.

UMA Talks Program, Fall 2023 - 2024


Monday 28 August 14.00 – 16.00, UMA Theatre

Approaching Sámi Architecture. Two Perspectives

Public lectures by Karin Wilstrand, Magnus Antaris Tuolja (Sweden)

Introduced by James Benedict Brown


Tuesday 29th of August 13.00 – 15.00, UMA Theatre

Thoughts I am taking with from practicing Western architecture

Public lecture by Eve Sarapää (Finland)

Introduced by James Benedict Brown


Tuesday 29th of August 15.00 – 16.00, UMA Theatre

Girjegumpi: The Sámi Architecture Library in Venice

Public Lecture by Joar Nango (Norway)

Introduced by James Benedict Brown


Thursday 9 November, 17.00 – 17.10, UMA Auditorium

UMA TALKS, an introduction

Welcome and introduction by Cornelia Redeker


Thursday 9 November, 17.10 – 19.00, UMA Auditorium

Critical Care: Building Feminist Recovery

Public lecture by Elke Krasny (Austria)

Introduced by Roemer van Toorn


Friday 10 November, 16.00 – 18.00, UMA Auditorium

Critical Care

Roundtable Conversation with Elke Krasny, Cornelia Redeker, Ele Carpenter and Roemer van Toorn


Thursday 23 November, 17.00 – 19.00, UMA Auditorium

What's Planning got to Do with Architecture?

Public lecture by Ebba Högström (Editor of Plan) and Isak Brändström (Chairman of FFS Norrland) - (Sweden)

Introduced and moderated by Cornelia Redeker


Latest update: 2023-10-24