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Karina Kozak, Pawel Kalski and Paulina Kalska on studying and interning in Australia, Denmark, Spain and Portugal

01 of June '20

Karina Kozak and Pawel Kalski, design graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, and Paulina Kalska, an architect and graduate of Poznan University of Technology, talk about their experiences from student exchanges and internships abroad. Hear about studying architecture in Denmark and Australia, working in Granada, what to learn on an internship in Angola, and returning to Poland.

The podcast begins with Paulina Kalska talking about her experience studying in Denmark, then in the next part Karina Kozak and Pawel Kalski talk about studying design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, as well as going to Porto and Granada. Finally, Paulina talks about an internship in Barcelona, studying and defending her thesis in Australia. She also mentions an internship in Africa and her current job in Warsaw. Listen to it all at once or divide the podcast into episodes using our table of contents.

Paulina Kalska

Architect, graduated from Poznan University of Technology, during which she participated in a student exchange with VIA University College in Horsens, Denmark. She earned an additional first degree in Architectural Technology & Construction Management while studying in Denmark. She defended her degree as an exchange student at the Southbank Institute of TAFE in Brisbane, Australia. For her first professional internship abroad, she went to Barcelona to the studio of Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture. She took part in a competition in which she won a trip to Luanda, Angola, for an internship. She is currently based in Warsaw, where she was professionally associated with Open Architekci studio, and now works at Kurylowicz & Associates.

Karina Kozak

Graduated in design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (2019). Since her teenage years, she has been a lover of everything related to design, films and creations for films. Through hobbyist creation of costumes and objects from her favorite pop culture productions, she acquired a range of skills that she now uses in her own studio to create original and commercial designs, costumes and prototypes. She has been a finalist and winner of many make-up and cosplay competitions.

Pawel Kalski

Graduate in design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (2019), author of the urban oasis project. As part of an exchange program, he studied at Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) in Portugal and Wroclaw University of Technology, as well as did an internship related to reverse engineering in Spain. He currently lives in Warsaw, developing his skills and gaining further experience by participating in initiatives that combine design with other disciplines. In his work, he likes to use the possibilities offered by 3D graphics manipulation software along with the use of rapid prototyping. In his free time, he participates in projects related to photography, filmmaking and computer games.

scope of the podcast

Introduction, introduction of participants
Paulina talks about her student exchange with VIA University College in Horsens
Mention of VIA Summer School
Student life, conditions and costs during exchange in Denmark
Working in Denmark
during student exchange

Karina and Pawel talk about their motivation for the decision to go on student exchanges and about studying design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland
Karina and Pawel about their exchange to Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Porto
Summer internship as 3D Artist at Agifodent Association in Granada

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Paulina talks about her internship in Barcelona at the studio of Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture (now AZPML)
Student exchange at Southbank Institute of TAFE in Brisbane, Australia
Internship at a development office in Africa in Angola
Architect's work in Poland, Open Architects, Kurylowicz & Associates.

If you want to learn more about studying architecture at VIA University College in Horsens, listen to Mai Mawusi.

From the podcast series titled: "All about education - the best universities".

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illustrations courtesy of Karina Kozak, Pawel and Paulina Kalski

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