Academia meets working life at Arkipelago in Lund and Stockholm

In March 2017, ambitious architecture students had the opportunity to meet FOJAB architects and other industry representatives at the Arkipelago labor market days in Lund and Stockholm. Questions about what a day in the life of an architect looks like and the key skills available in the office were discussed, and the fair also gave FOJAB architects the opportunity to meet the talents of tomorrow.

Arkipelago is a collaborative project between Sweden's architectural education programs and arranges lectures, mingling events, workshops and annual labor market days in Lund, Stockholm, Karlskrona, Umeå and Gothenburg. FOJAB arkitekter has participated in the days in Lund and Stockholm since the start in 2011 and so also this year.

At Arkipelago in Lund, Camilla Henricson, Kristina Kember, Caroline Lindqvist and Axel Stolt from FOJAB arkitekter participated. On site, they exchanged ideas and thoughts, tips on how to best design their portfolio, and how students can best get a foot in the door to working life after graduation. Three students also won the opportunity to visit FOJAB's office in Malmö for breakfast, an inspiring lecture and an insight into life at an architectural office.

- Arkipelago is an important meeting place also for us architects as it gives us an opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas with architecture students with fresh eyes. It also gives us an opportunity to find the new talents that we are constantly looking for in our growing industry, says Camilla Henricson, Architect MSA at FOJAB arkitekter in Malmö.