Ohh my dears.. finally. How are you doing all? Thought I'd write a little about myself, just for a change. This period one of the main things which occupies my mind is the choice of University. The Right One. I guess one of the biggest issues we have is finding out what to do with our life and who to become in the first place. Once you've decided, the second Question Mark which annoyingly pops up is where to begin? And let me say this Question is a huugeee pain in youknowwhere + doesn't seem to want to disappear.
So, my decision is made: I'm procedeeing with architecture. Rome has been wonderful (oh, and will always be!) from this point of view: the cultural and historical knowledge I've got from here is something irreplaceable and something I wouldn't have ever got from somewhere else. Imagine to learn the ABC of architecture & art in a 3D version- that's what's Rome all about. That said, I feel I need to go. From the beginning of this year I've talked to many people about this, from my teachers to anyone imaginable. I've digged everywhere and the cities I was suggested to go are: Barcelona, Vienna, Berlin (as well as other German cities), Valencia, Amsterdam, Helsinki (most named amongst the Northern European cities), Milano and London. Now.. it's hard and yet very simple. The most realistic choice is between the programs which offer english languaged courses. And the most simple one is to look straight in London & UK.
Today I was invited to a meeting organized by the QS Top Grad School World Tour (chek out their site!). First there was a seminar and then later on everybody had the chance to talk personally with the representatives of the uni's. Actually I wasn't sure of going there or not as I knew it was going to be more focused on business schools and mainly on master courses & Phd's (the highest academic level you could get), but I'm happy I went. And I was the youngest person in there ! Anyway, I met only 2 uni's which have the faculty of architecture (Nottingham and Savannah, in the States) but I got a lot of information on how to apply and how to present myself on the interviews. A very stimulating conference. Plus I have to admit, the whole university choosing process is quite confusing and may be even intimidating so going on these kind of events helps to superate the fears and insecurity (if you have any). Here's an article about how to choose the right top graduate program, if interested.
It was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel (the picture above). My mother used to work there and after school I used to spend a lot of time there. I must be honest: officially it's a five star hotel but it isn't worth the cost. Maybe for a night though.. Because the interior design is really nice, the lobby is all white and characterized by smooth shapes and volumes. On the last floor, there's a big terrace and a nice big pool. I don't have the pictures in this computer but I'm promising you to post them as soon as possible.
So.. I thought I'd share this with you and if anybody has any suggestions or thoughts... Or even better, if you'd like to share your experience.. I'm anxious to hear about !
All photographs, except the one of the hotel, are taken by Jason Hawkes, who's specialized in aerial photography. You should definitely check out his site (click!).