Invitation to the Inauguration of Malvina’s Road
On June 8, 2018, the name of Osqulda's Road on KTH’s campus will be changed to Malvina’s Road. KTH’s Equality Office therefore wishes to invite KTH students and employees to the inauguration of the new Malvina’s Road. Together with the KTH community, KTH Equality Office wants to celebrate a more inclusive campus for our students and employees.
Time: Fri 2018-06-08 13.00 - 14.15
Location: Osquldas/Malvinas väg och Kårhuset Nymble
13.00- the old Osquldas Road, outside of Restaurant Q.
Anna Wahl, Vice-President for Gender Equality and Values at KTH, and Harriet Ryd, one of the first female professors at KTH, give opening remarks and uncover the new street signs.
13.30-14.15 - New dining room, Nymble. Drottning Kristinas väg 19
Festivities with cake and alcohol-free bubbles and the opportunity to listen to interesting speakers who will tell us about the background of the name change.
The event is first-come first-serve, so please RSVP as soon as possible.
Osqulda’s Road and Malvina’s Road: A Historical Background
At the Royal Institute of Technology, Osquar and Osqulda have been the names for male and female technologists, respectively. The street name Osquar’s Hill was established in 1965 and Osqulda’s Road was established in 1990. The names were established based on a proposal from KTH. The name Osqulda is, however, perceived as an expression of offensive values. The City Council of the City of Stockholm decided therefore that this was a sufficient reason to change the name of the street. The City Council passed the ruling that the new name would be Malvina’s Road.
The name Malvina relates to the Malvina network for women technologists at KTH. Malvina is a student organization organized under the Student Union of KTH and has about 1,500 active members. The network was founded in 1927 as the Association of Women Technologists, and was named Malvina in 1986. The name Malvina is believed to have been chosen because the new name was taken the day (November 28th) when the name Malvina had its name day. The name Malvina as a substitution for Osqulda has been approved by the President of KTH, the Vice-President for Gender Equality and Values at KTH, the Head of the University Administration at KTH, the President of the Student Union, THS, the President of Malvina, the Property Manager at Akademiska Hus, the Property Manager at Einar Mattsson, and Harriet Ryd, one of the first female professors at KTH who was a member of the network Malvina when it took the name Malvina.