I have a Masters degree in landscape architecture at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). I have always felt very privileged to grow up in Norway, and wanted to learn how one could change conflicts to peace and crisis to solution. From ecological courses such as “Landscape Ecology” and “Restoration Ecology” I have learned how the activities of humankind affect our environment and its residents, and how we can best design and mend these impacts.
I spent the fourth year of my master degree at Lincoln University in New Zealand. Working in another country with people from different cultures and background was very inspiring, and made me realize the interesting results that could come from such cooperation. I imagine that working with the Landscape Architects Without Borders would be a very exciting and giving experience, where I could use what I have learned through my degree to improve the lives of people that really need it.