Anglo-Danish Society Scholarship 2023-2024
Every year Ove Arup Foundation administers in conjunction with the Anglo-Danish Society a special scholarship, awarded for study at postgraduate level in subjects relating to the Built Environment. This year, awards have been made to one Danish student and one UK student.
Gustav Nielsen wants to study Architecture and Urban Studies for a MPhil at Cambridge University, while William Barker who wants to study for a MA in Architecture at the Aarhus School of Architecture.
Nielsen says: "At Cambridge I will continue my research into practices and theories of participatory design and planning with a specific focus on civic engagement and civic-led design."
As a student at Yale he combined studies in political science, sociology, environmental science and architecture and planning to explore an interdisciplinary research in new collaborative practices in architecture and planning. The subject of civic design in architecture and planning is concerned with multiple overlapping transitions both in social and environmental terms.
Barker says: "With the many challenges that we face as a contemporary society, I want to use my unique skillset as an architect to create a more equitable, democratic, and environmentally secure future. With the role of an architect changing, the soft skills are now of increasing importance. Using these taught soft skills of collaboration, creativity, and self-confidence, I want to combine the best of British and Danish design culture, ensuring that my contribution to the field is at the cutting edge."