Sketching workshops at LUCSUS

Sketching workshops at LUCSUS

In the last two weeks, with great help from Kim Nicholas, I've been guiding a sketching workshop at LUCSUS - Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, exclusively for the sustainability master programme students. The idea is a simple one, and Kim loved it from the start: to show young people with no direct academic connection with arts that they can learn how to draw! We held two workshops already and everybody seems to be responding well. The two hours spent focusing on blind drawing exercises turn out to be quite fun and relaxed. All…Read more
The making of Lundasylt

The making of Lundasylt

Lundasylt is finally ready! It was prepared by Chef Bianca, from Biancas Kök and Teresa from Fruktsam with the help of dozens of volunteers. The fruit to make this delicious jam was picked from public places in and around Lund. Then, all the ingredients were prepared by the volunteers at Mötesplats Maggan. The cooking process also took part there. The laborious final part was filling the jars and tagging them with the labels that I designed. The whole process is described here. The jam was sold out to the public in the Harvest Festival in Lund Stadsparken.…Read more
Anna Tizianna

Anna Tizianna

  Anna is almost turning eight. She suddenly and unexpectedly becomes rich, and she knows exactly what to do with the money. This is the premise for Emma Fäldt's new children's book - Anna Tizianna - with illustrations from Josephine Nicander. The book launch was in a quaint little greenhouse in Lund's Stadsparken. There were autographs from the author and a short reading from the author's mother. I got one! If I manage to finish it, I'll be proud of my swedish-speaking abilities.Read more
Sketching with Marie

Sketching with Marie

So it goes when sketching becomes a tool for meeting people and networking. I had met Marie Flood some months ago, during the exhibition at Martas Café. She was there as part of a fanzine market and we talked about meeting afterwards to sketch together. And we did, during a sunny afternoon - way too sunny for this latitude. We sought the relief of shade and the comfort of caffeine and talked for hours about art, architecture, people and ourselves before we even laid pen on paper. When we finally did, I was happy…Read more
SFI

SFI

SFI, or Svenska för invandrare is the swedish language course that all communal schools for adults provide to immigrants - free of charge. If you have a swedish ID, you get to get classes. It's not easy to get out of work two times a week to cycle to the boundaries of the city for a two-and-a-half hours of classes, but the teachers there make it feel as smooth and easy-going as possible. Plus, you get to meet people from all over the world. In the last class of the term, a few days ago, the…Read more