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Copenhagen Study Trip

Greetings to you and to the arrival of autumn! We are a few weeks into term and my studies as the cold winds, are picking up speed. In the midst of lengthy literature readings, course work and research, there are regular fun course-related activities we always look forward to. Some might be site visits or open conferences, but on this … Continue reading

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Reflections: SUDes Ambassadorship, China & a Life in Lund

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Hey hey! After a little over a year of being SUDes Ambassador, this will be my last post, and I will use it to FINALLY post that China gallery I’ve been promising on every post, and reflect upon my time here. Buckle up, it’s a long one, but I promise it’ll be worth it! 

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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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Lovely weekend in Helsingborg

On Saturday, I visited Helsingborg with a group of friends. It was a lovely day, warm and sunny. One of the advantages of living and studying abroad is this endless sense of exploration, and the tourist inside you manifests more often than expected. I am sure my fellow international students know the feeling I am referring to. And do you know … 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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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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Weekend trip ideas: Ivösjön – Bromölla

If you are looking for a great weekend trip with overnight stay, I can reccommend amazing place not that far from Lund. We went to Bromölla, which is a small village at Ivösjön lake. Right at the lake there is a cosy camping with small huts for 4-5 people, good shower facilities and many bbq places at the lake. It’s easily … Continue reading

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Half way through – short holidays!

Around our mid critique I decided to take a short break and forget about the project for few days. Taking adventage of early spring and low prices (it’s still out of season or even “winter” time) we decided to go to beautiful Ibiza. Out of season you can easily find great accommodation through airbnb for 20€ per person! In a … Continue reading

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Study trip to my project site in Amsterdam

In March I had a chance to visit Amsterdam and do some research on my site in Westpoort and other relevant harbour areas. I was very lucky to have amazing weather so I took plenty pictures to note my thoughts. Using the opportunity of being in Amsterdam I also contacted an architect from Amsterdam, who had guest lectures in Lund … Continue reading

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Mastering the collecting of data (for my thesis)

Hi, I’ve been travelling between Lund and Kaunas (my master thesis project is going to be there) so these months have been quite interesting. Despite masses amounts of travelling I also started incorporating site research methods that I learned in the Advanced Architecture Design studio last semester. I’ve been wondering around the place with little guidence, taking photos of the … Continue reading

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