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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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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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Working on Master Thesis

This semester, has been quite a change from the previous semesters, primarily because I have been working on my master thesis. For the SUDes program, you have the entire semester to work entirely on the thesis itself. You don’t have scheduled classes and you work on your own schedule. You can do your master thesis where ever in the world … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

  I asked my classmates the question: “What was your biggest culture shock coming to Lund or studying in the program?” The following were some of their responses, majority are about the program itself. 75 minutes for lunch The holy academy quarter [classes start 15 minutes past the hour – not on the hour] lunch at 12 calling the teachers … Continue reading

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Work at home?

When the dark and cold days come to Lund sometimes it’s hard to get yourself out of your room. I catch myself very often doing nothing and having problems with finding motivation to study. Few days ago I brought part of the project home to have it all the time on my mind. Does it feel good when school work … Continue reading

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Field Study: China

At the beginning of October Sudes went to China, specifically Beijing and Tianjin. For the first part we were in Tianjin and we did a design charette with local university students as well as some from a university in Beijing. It was an intense couple of days. Many us finished our group projects minutes before the competition deadline. Also we … Continue reading

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SUDes goes to China!

As each year the course Sustainable Urban Dynamics goes for a study trip to explore processes of rapid urbanization. This year the trip took place in first half of October in Tianjin and Beijing. Our project site is located in Tianjin and we had a chance to get some more insight about its conditions and diversity of the city. We … Continue reading

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Classes: Urban Processes

 

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Semester in Review: January

School started on the 18th of January and it was great to see friends and new faces again. I was surprised actually by how much smaller my class was for my Sustainable Urban Landscape course. Right now we are 20 in the course where as last semester in the studio class we were 45 or 47 people. On the first … Continue reading

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My Best Semester in Lund

Last semester, my third semester at Lund was the best one of my Master in Architecture degree. I took the course Urban Dynamics. It was a really interesting and well organised course. As part of the course we had a twelve day trip to China, where our site was located. The school completely organized the trip for us and even … Continue reading

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