Author Archives: josephscotchman

Skissernas Night!

Hey hey! Last night (Friday) in Lund was Skissernas Night! “What is that??” you ask? It is a night of workshops, live music, food, drinks, and general cultural engagement that is free to enter and enjoy at Skissernas Museum, the university’s Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art situated across the grass from the main university library, that happens usually … Continue reading

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A Slow Start

Hey hey! Hopefully those of you who want to apply to SUDes have done so already (well, you kind of have to have done so since the deadline passed). As you may have noticed from other posts here, thesis semester is in full swing! Mine, however has started relatively slowly. The reasons for this are multiple. I stayed at home … Continue reading

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Final Crits: The Method & Aftermath

Hey hey! As it is December, and as Tamara posted below, both SUDes classes had final crits 5-6th December and our exhibition (partially set up by me) is now open until at least the end of January. For all of you who’ve had architectural education before, you’ll be familiar with crits, but for those who aren’t they are an experience … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming

Hey hey! Here in Lund, since the clocks went back and winter is beginning to arrive (as is evident from my very Game of Thrones title), it is now dark more than it is light. This presents some interesting quirks that as a Scot (from further north than here) I am overly familiar with but still never get used to. … Continue reading

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SUDes Goes to Sichuan, China!

Hey hey! I’ll have to be ‘brief’ because I’m jetlagged to death. From October 6-15th, SUDes 2nd years were in Chengdu, Sichuan, China for a collaborative workshop with students from Southwest Jiaotong University. As well as being an amazing work opportunity, it was an incredible experience on its own. The biggest pro for the trip, however, is that it was … Continue reading

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Orientation Is Over

Hey hey! As you all may have noticed, the orientation weeks are beginning to feel like a distant memory as classes ramp up. Here in the 2nd year of SUDes, we have already had our first China group analysis crit after less than 3 weeks of class. That among other things has delayed my posting of my experience as an … Continue reading

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Last Days of Summer

Hey hey! For all of us summer will be soon coming to a close. That means a return to Sweden for me, and for new arrivals hopefully an exciting new start! I’ve been at home in Scotland for summer lazing with my cat, seeing friends, turning 25 and obtaining my Chinese visa for the SUDes class trip. I will now … Continue reading

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Glad Midsommar!

Hey hey! On Friday 23rd June it was Midsummer in Sweden, and so I thought I’d let you know how some friends and I celebrated. Five international students from my class (including me) were invited to a Swedish friend’s place in Lomma, a seaside town between Lund and Malmö that is best known for its beach. Through the day others … Continue reading

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Starting Swedish Summer – Sun, Sea, Sand, and So Long

Hello! I’m Joe, and I am part of the Sustainable Urban Design (SUDes) class entering into the second year here in Lund! I’ll be updating you on my Swedish life, both social and everyday, and the mountains of super fun work over the next year, including a class trip to China and the inevitable thesis adventure. Being from Scotland, the … Continue reading

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