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Kinga Zemla on working at Mandaworks

06 of April '20

Kinga Zemla talks about the year she spent working at the Swedish urban planning office Mandaworks. Hear about recruitment, work culture, financial issues and whether it's easy to find a job in Sweden.

Kinga Zemla

She studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology, as well as TU Delft in the Netherlands. She did an architectural internship at the Spanish studio Equipo Olivares Arquitectos. She worked for a year at the Swedish urban planning office Mandaworks. She is currently completing her master's degree in architecture at the Royal University of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). She tries to combine architecture with her passion for writing. She is a winner of the "Theory" competition of the Stefan Kurylowicz Foundation, and her texts have so far appeared in "Builder", "Architecture & Business", "Zawodu: Architect" and "Przekrój".

scope of the podcast

Mandaworks, office characteristics
Why did you choose this studio and how did you end up there?
What was the recruitment process like?
The chance to find a job in architecture in Sweden
Swedish language, is it worth learning?
Responsibilities at Mandaworks
The role of the apprentice and the employer
Salary and its amount
What is the culture/philosophy of working in the office and what was a normal day like?
Are you satisfied, what did you gain?
What are your future plans?

Also listen to Kinga talk about her studies at KTH.

From the podcast series titled: "All about internships - the best offices".

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illustrations courtesy of Kinga Zemla

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