Beatrice Johansson

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What made you decide to participate? I knew about since it was offered in Sundsvall previous years, and it had sparked my interest. It fit well into my schedule this summer, so I decided to participate.

Project during the summer university: Sustainable storytelling. Our task is to find a topic and develop a multimedia approach to inform about it. In short, inform and communicate our story through visual and interactive media

What was it like working with the project? It was a bit tricky to get started because too many options before we decided on a topic. We had briefs with the teachers about different alternatives. We also met with a communications person from HvA who is familiar with storytelling who offered great guidance and had workshops with us. On day two, we had settled on a topic; after we found out the ongoing project Rooftop Revolution in the Amsterdam Smart City platform, we decided to work with rooftop gardens.

What did you like the best about the summer university? During the first week, all the students cooked together. This was a great way to get to know each other, have fun, and work together in a relaxed environment. It gave us a good starting point for working together on our projects. Also, the lectures we had during lunch during the first week were really good.

Would you participate again if you had the opportunity? Yes. Assuming time allowed and there was a suitable project, I would participate again.