I have never been comfortable in the space I was in during the different periods of my life, so that pushed me to get moving and learning at the same time. While I was studying, I was doing research, working at the university with some teachers and also working in an office, all at the same time. I combined the final project with internships and architectural competitions, I was never still. I have always had the worry of missing out on things, and this feeling of always improve and know more.
I have always wanted to live in different places. I have been making decisions based on my gut feeling, based on an idea I created on my mind: If I want to do this, then I have to go London if I want to experience that, I have to go to this other place… and son on. I did my Master's degree in London to try to jump into a more eclectic vision of architecture. What was taught in school was not what I wanted. It just fulfilled half of me. I didn’t want to stay just in the pure 'building apartments and museums¡ practice. I thought Visual Design was a good complement and could introduce me to projects with fewer lead times. A building usually takes years to get completed. By the time it is done I would lose the interest I had in the beginning.
The same thing with moving to Sweden, I just had a blurry idea about what their design was, but I was super decided to go for it. It is a particular culture, where the end result is not only what counts, it is also the environment and the deciding factor that defines it along the way. That also gave me a lot, how to work in a new way with teams, common decisions, and that they are many shades between black and white. I used to be quite radical in my thinking, even though I still have things really clear in my mind, I am shaped softer now.
I think the biggest input I bring with me from the places I have lived in, seven cities in ten years, in is all the different ways of seeing work, culture, life, aesthetics, etc. This has created a mix inside me which I quite like.