Hello everyone! This is Vicky from Greece, currently living and studying in the beautiful and almost always sunny Barcelona… I got my diploma in Architecture almost 2 years ago and in about one month I will be done with my master also. It is my ambition to become an architect working on interdisciplinary collaborative experimental processes, aimed at the field of social urban design.
Architecture has always –somehow- been a natural choice for me, yet what really interests me is –to quote Gandhi- how I could be part of the change that I want to see in the world. For that reason, there was always something bothering me while I was passing term after term all the design projects at Architecture School. Finally, I knew. I needed something more than a well-designed building project to be satisfied. I cared more about the impact of what an architect could do. For that reason I decided to examine this subject a little deeper and both my research thesis and dissertation involve this subject.
I have noticed that in the field of Architecture there are many factors of influence. Knowledge from other disciplines, as well as from other cultures, is what makes this field so intricate, but all the more interesting. Although my current cv satisfies my pursuits to some extend, my inquiring spirit can never stop getting challenged by new adventures. Thus, for the gap year between my graduation and my master, I searched for ways to make a scientific generalist out of me. I chose to enroll in some online courses with contents around politics, diplomacy, sociology, humanitarianism etc in order to gain transdisciplinary “literacy”. Moreover, over the past years I have been attending workshops, lectures and conventions in furtherance of learning more things over the subjects that concern me, working on relevant projects and -of course- meeting people that have the same interests as me and interchanging experiences and knowledge.
I am considered to be a highly motivated, diligent, well-organized, unconventional and vastly determined individual; I am certain to push through with the dedication I have always worked with to accomplish my goals. I do not know if I have the “typical” qualifications needed but I know that my passion and will is strong enough to overcome any unsuitability. I am characterized as an outgoing person with team-working and leadership qualities, social and people skills.
My master’s personal project is related to trust; I am interested to see how trust can be enhanced by simple games in public spaces, by doing “random” things that shake up our routine and comfort zone. If you are interested to see more, you can check my website: https://mdef.gitlab.io/vasiliki.simitopoulou/
Very pleased to meet all of you and looking forward to reading a lot interesting stories