Core Course Week Berlin

For core course week this semester all the full year architecture and design students traveled to Berlin. Last semester we traveled to Western Denmark and to switch things up, we went to Germany. For the first weeks of the semester I was of the belief that we were taking the plane to Berlin. I was …

Climate Change

What’s the problem? The Earth is warming at an alarming rate. 20 years ago, United Nations’ scientific community agreed that anything more than 2.5˚ C would result in widespread catastrophes throughout the environment. Currently, the Earth has warmed 1.5 degrees and already the impact has been felt through increased storms, increased fire seasons, and higher …

Human Exceptionalism

One of my classes this semester is Renewable Energy Systems. I came into the class thinking it was going to primarily focus on the different types of energy generation systems that exist, but I was somewhat mistaken. My professor has a background in National Security with a focus on energy security and brings a philosophical …

Long Study Week – Sweden/Finland

Two weeks ago, DIS had the second study week where the other half of students, me being part of that group, traveled with their core course. Furniture One of the goals for this week was to look at the different manufacturers of high quality wooden furniture. Our first stop was at the Ikea Museum to …