Josephine Nørtoft Saabye

Josephine received her bachelor in architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2017. Throughout her education she has served on various committees and boards to advocate for students’ interests and to better understand the structure of educational institutions.  During her degree she also did a internship in 2016 at Rural Urban Framework (RUF), a non-profit design research lab based at Hong Kong University, where she will return as a research assistant in 2018. 

Before entering the field of Architecture Josephine co-founded the organisation ‘One World Musical’ in 2013.  Creating musicals with children in rural communities in developing countries in Africa and South East Asia, the organisation strived to demonstrate creativity as a universal human trait, the importance of the arts and it’s impact on children’s ability to learn. In 2015 Josephine initiated ‘Dreams of a School’, a project in collaboration with students of Education from Aarhus University, to encourage reflection on the connection between the physical space and the learning processes within. Through one-day workshops elementary school kids dreamt of their school in drawings and models as a space for learning, imagination, creation and inspiration.

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