A year ago, architect student Lynda Mutesi Rwanyarare had never held a saw in her hand. Today, she has new skills and runs a blog about everything she designs and builds. Lynda is focused on using her new skills in practical and social architecture in her home country, Uganda. She just returned to Umeå from Uganda and a five-week project work.
Social and ecological sustainability is what the new Master's Programme in Architecture and Urban Design at the Umeå School of Architecture will focus on with the help of an investigating, experimental set of teachers from all around the world.
Waldemar Hessel from Stockholm is on his second year at the Architecture Programme in Umeå in Northern Sweden. He worked for two years after having finished school all the while interested in studying a different and creative subject, which made him decide to become an architect.
“Teaching for me is a joint act, where the student as a person is at the centre. I find it just as important to build students’ self-confidence and identity in the profession as giving them guidance and practical tips on how to advance in their projects,” says Amalia Katopodis, architect and lecturer at Umeå School of Architecture and one of the nominees for the pedagogical prize 2016.
Professor Robert Mull, with a background as an architect, teacher, activist, and former Dean of the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in London, is the newest addition to the Umeå School of Architecture. He brings new ideas about the social dimensions of architectural practice to the table.
Hello Ambra Trotto! We address five questions for Ambra Trotto, senior lecturer at the Umeå School of Architecture and director of the Interactive Institute.
22-year-old Julia Abbevik chose to study her fourth semester of the Architectural Programme at a German school of architecture. Now she is back with fluent German, new knowledge in construction, and is many experiences richer.
A new two-year Master of Arts Programme in Architecture is starting at the Umeå School of Architecture replacing two existing Master’s programmes. The new name is the Master's Programme in Architecture and Urban Design.