26 Jan

I Amsterdam

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In the spring 2014, on my first Semester, a very enthusiastic teacher tried to get a group of students to go on a school trip to Amsterdam. I personally had my doubts about the trip; could I raise the money? Could it have any bad influence on my grade for second semester? I didn’t know the other guys; would we be able to get along? After thinking about it and talking pros and cons for it with my friends, I decided to do it. I mean – you are only a student for a short period of your lifetime, why not make the most of it while you can?

And that decision was probably the best I have made so far in my time at the Business Academy. On the November 22 we were leaving Aarhus. Five people – three from Denmark, one  from England and one from Bulgaria, and I didn’t know any of them, but it only took one and a half day, then I felt safe and comfortable around them.

If I should tell very short what that the point of our trip was, it was to attend some marketing classes at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, and in extension of that starting our exam project 2.2. The Dutch students in the Marketing classes were already working with a client; a polish fashion designer, and we should attend their project with our multi- and social media expertise.  We decided to make the designer the client in our project too, which gave us the opportunity to continue the work we did with the Dutch students and translate it into our own project.

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We rented a little apartment in the area de pijp, which is an artistic, young, cozy and living area of Amsterdam. In this apartment we lived and worked together in the two weeks the trip lasted. I think a lot of our success with the project process has to be subscribed to our decision about living close together while being down there. We had the opportunity to work at any time of the day that suited us, and we got a natural feeling of how we each worked the online casino best and we got a great workflow.

The trip to Amsterdam was not only “studying”, even though I must admit that it was a huge priority for us. But we also spend hours walking around and enjoying the beautiful and many faced city Amsterdam really is.  We shared wine to dinner, and drank beer together in the apartment. We went out dancing, tasted great food and went shopping on street markets, and we walked around in the marihuana smell the inner city sometimes contains. And even though this wasn’t nearly as huge a part of the trip than the study-parts, it is still something that we did together, which made the cooperation between us even better because we got closer experience these things together.  As one of the guys asked me after only six days in Amsterdam: “Cæcilie, had you ever thought we could get this close one week ago?” – And actually no, I never thought that I would meet such wonderful persons on this trip.

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After we got home from Amsterdam, we still had a week and a half to finish our project, and I must say that this was the most beneficial and cozy study group I have ever been in. Professional wise I got a lot out of this project, because I was forced together with new people for two weeks, with no other opportunity than making it work. And personal wise because I pushed myself out on unsafe ground, and found out that I am a much stronger and out-going person than I actually thought.

Of cause you have to make up your mind about whether you could benefit from a trip like this. My advice for you would be to make certain why you are in  doubts about the trip, and then make up your mind if it might benefit you to come out of whatever comfort zone you may be in.  Because I had all my doubts about the trip, but right now I’m entering my third semester with a confidence  I didn’t have three months ago, both professional but most important personal.  And even if we got a bad grade (luckily we didn’t), and even if I used twice the amount of money I would have spent at home, I think it was all worth it.

17 Nov

Inspiration og passion i Berlin

All in all, this was definitely not the last time I was in Berlin and if possible I would even like to live or work there one day.

Studieturen gik i efteråret 2014 til fantastiske Berlin. Mandag morgen i begyndelsen af oktober tog 45 friske studerende afsted fra Aahus for at søge inspiration til deres uddannelse som multimediedesignere på EAAA. De studerende skulle efterfølgende blogge om deres oplevelser og herunder er udvalgt et par citater og billeder fra deres posts. Alle blog indlæggene kan i øvrigt læses direkte på den originale blog: berlinstudytrip2014.wordpress.com.

 

Lower East Lab

Tirsdag besøgte vi design virksomhed Lower East beliggende i den multietniske bydel Kreuzbergg som emmer af og street-art og en cool “urban vipe”. Lower East Lab har både base i Københavnsom og Berlin og er ejet af Helle Marietta Pedersen og Jørgen Smidstrup. Her hørte vi oplæg fra de to ejere samt fra Darius Puzinas (multimediedesigner uddannet fra EAAA og nu free-lance graphisk designer bosat i Berlin) og Ines Pedro som læser på School of Design Thinking.

I sit blogindlæg skriver Anders Bjerrum: “Allerede da jeg kom ind ad døren, og så deres arbejdsplads var jeg meget positivt indstillet. Det var et kæmpestort lokale med hvide murstensvægge og en masse fede designting rundt omkring. Det var lige præcis sådan en slags arbejdsplads jeg havde forestillet mig, der kunne være super fed at arbejde på. Det hele summede af kreativitet og det virkede virkelig som et sted, man havde lyst til at bruge sin tid på nogle fede projekter.”

 

Street art tour og graffiti workshop

Et andet absolut tophit på turen var en street art tour og graffiti workshop arrangeret af alternativeberlin – som vi gerne vil give vores varmeste anbefaling. F**k de er fede!

Martin Linde Christensen skriver: “Efter vores guidede tur, af en lokal street art guide, fik jeg et helt andet syn på graffiti – eller street art. Faktisk får man ændret sit menneskesyn en smule – ihvertfald kommer man til at reflektere mere over hvordan verdenen er online casino og hvordan vi ser på andre mennesker. Man kommer bedre ind i tankerne på dem, som ikke er som en selv eller dem som kæmper for dem. Det er helt bestemt en dag eller to værd, at blive vist rundt. Man kan efterfølgende så både nyde og reflektere over de gamle bygninger som de overmalede og overklistrede bygninger.” 

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Fotograf: Alex & Stefani

Alt i alt var det en FANTASTISK by, hvor man virkelig kunne mærke livet i byen og at der her var en masse muligheder. Det var en en SUVERÆN tur! Der er masser at opleve, og meget mere at se! Så vi skal helt sikkert tilbage en dag og se enndu mere! Vi kan KLART anbefale byen til andre multimediestuderende og især streetart turen og workshoppen samt Lower East Lab :-)

Vi er glade for at have været med, og vil gerne afsted igen! Maria Evald og Camilla Andersen

 

Tak til en flok fantastiske unge mennesker for en FED uge i Berlin. // Jeanne

 

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25 Oct

Impressions from London

All students on 2nd semester are making blogposts from the studytrip to London in week 41 october 2012. The many fantastic blogposts can be seen at the blog citybrandingaarhus.wordpress.com

There are so many good examples to be shown. But but just to mention a few I would recommend to have a look at the cool picture gallery by Mads Haahr Radoor. The gallery can be found at Mads”s portfolio

Many students also chose to make videos. Here casino spiele is a good streetart video made by the student Niklas Rasmussen from 12b2.

Aiva Roga from 12×2 also made a cool video called Art Lunch in London which also includes pictures of her own artwork inspired by the trip to London.

There are also a lot of really good blogposts based on text to be found on citybrandingaarhus.wordpress.com. One example is a blogpost about about the exhibition “Google web lab” by Marina Rytter Vilsen, Mia Johannsen og Malene Vinter all from 12b2.

Thanks to all of the great students from 2nd. semester for at very nice studytrip!

12 Oct

Studytrip to London 2012

The 3 classes on 2nd semester had a splendid studytrip to London i October 2012. We saw cool museums as: Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, Tate Modern and a temporary exhibition called Moving Image (www.moving-image.info)

Looking at cool street art i London – among others we saw a lot of works of Ben Wilson who paints on chewing gum on the street

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And we experienced a Flash Mob on Tate Modern. Suddently a lot of people stopped – some of them sat down on the floor – and then they began to sing. Funny, crazy and indeed a inspiring experience. See a short video of the Happening at Tate Modern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxUttzoxwDM&feature=plcp

Gotta love London :-)