Displacement and renoviction in housing renewal processes in Sweden

– an intersectional feminist perspective.

From a gender intersectional perspective, this project will address displacement and renoviction in Sweden caused by currently unregulated housing renewal. An important theoretical perspective is the feminist intersectional perspective. Previous research has failed in covering the perspective of tenants during renovation processes and the perspective of women, who are the hardest hit by the changes on the housing market, though they have historically been key actors in mobilization against renoviction.

Furthermore, the project aims to contribute to integrate gendered knowledge on housing and housing renewal to future policies and regulation. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be used. Starting with a statistical national mapping, migration patterns of the residents of the renewed areas will be followed. These patterns will be analysed intersectionally, considering variables of gender, age, national background, and socio-economic variables. Among the qualitative methods used there will be in depth and semi-structured individual interviews, structured interviews with informants, focus groups, observations of meetings and analysis of documents. Crucial for the launching of this project is the participation of stakeholders.

The project will finally suggest the terms necessary for a gender sensitive as well as resident keen process of housing and neighbourhood renewal, avoiding renoviction and the reproduction of gender imbalance in the sphere of residence.

Project start





Irene Molina, Professor in Cultural Geography (project manager) 
Dominika Polanska, Associate Professor in Sociology

key words

Renoviction, Displacement, Housing Policy, Intersectionality, Gender

Last modified: 2022-12-06