An aesthetic experience

Espresso consumption is an aesthetic experience, like tasting a vintage wine or admiring a painting. Andrea Illy To share more about my most memorable coffee experiences this semester in Copenhagen and beyond: My love affair with coffee didn’t begin as a love affair. Like most kids, coffee did not appeal to me and the one […]

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Seven things you’ll miss

When you leave Denmark. A letter to your future self. My time is wrapping up, as much as I’d hate to admit this reality. The days are growing shorter, as the skys seem to become cloudier, and the appeal of kardemummabullar grows harder to resist. I’ve fallen into a rhythm here – found coffee shops […]

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Autumn in 35 millimeter

Feels a little surreal, the past couple months. I’m trying to keep the once so visceral emotions attached with these moments alive and on my mind. Shooting with 35mm film has been a special meditative way for me to soak up moments, studying my subject and contemplating how to go about depicting meaningful people and […]

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In the field…

On Wednesdays, when I’m not volunteering at ØsterGRO or Studenterhuset, you can find me with my various courses on field studies throughout Copenhagen. These may look like connecting with local policy makers, businesses, farmers and makers, think tanks, and beyond. These have brought to life my studies this semester by taking learning outside of four […]

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A German photographic digest

Travel week! Hamburg _ I rolled in on a FLIX Bus around 5:04 am in the darkness and headed immediately for the Sunday morning fischmarkt. The air was brisk and my toes numb. Men yelled with rich German accent over crowds of passersby, selling carefully piled baskets of fruit and sandwiches stuffed full of fresh […]

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Elise’s guide 1.0

the most noteworthy To meet and think and experience… Visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art for an afternoon (about an hour trip to Humlebæk, explore the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek sculpture collection (on Tuesdays it’s free admission), or take part in a tour at the Cisterns in Søndermarken (free tour on the second Sunday every […]

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An Italian photographic digest

This past week was the long-anticipated study tour to Milan, Modena, and Bologna, Italy with my Sustainable Food: Production & Consumption core course. Also while in Milan, we visited Cascina Cuccagna in the heart of the city; home to a restaurant on the Michelin Guide, community garden space, and market of local artisans. I was […]

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A letter to yourself

Elise, The world is incredible. Perhaps life is just a dream. Maybe because you were loopy on decongestant medicine a significant portion of the time, or maybe because when you finally recovered you were waking up in the Swiss alps with a magical mountain choir of distant cow bells singing… Yesterday you were woken up […]

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The people of month one

Today is Sunday, and core course week has officially come to an end. It’s been a wild one, and definitely the highlight of my time thus far in Denmark. The week started on Monday morning with a lecture from Mads Frederik Fischer-Møller, from the Nordic Food Lab, before we headed off to a visit at […]

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What it feels like

The following stories are the cringe-worthy, comical, and goosebump moments of my third week in Copenhagen. Because transitioning to life abroad is not as picturesque and manicured as the pictures might portray One: Startled out of day-dreaming So there I was. I was just laying in the grass, eyes closed and mind fully absorbed by […]

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