Nina Søndergaard (ø is somewhat like the u-sound in “hurt”)
Born in Århus (largest city in Jutland) 1979.
Lived in Copenhagen since 1999.
Master of arts in history from the University of Copenhagen 2008, optional subject: Rhetoric. Studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture 1999-2002.
I have been working at Megafon research institute, the libraries of Vesterbro and Brøndby, The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum, The Royal Library, the museum and local archive of Greve.
Interests: Architecture, city-history, history of the senses, micro-history – mainly in western Europe 1750-1900.
Nina, the nerd. I love to read about all sorts of subjects and I love Copenhagen – its architecture, streets and history. I like to try to disseminate my love for this stimulating city.
When I don’t read or look at buildings in town, I sketch – which I think is good for one’s mind.
Last, but not least: Humor is important for me, both on a personal and an intermediary level. It is my heart to pass a more complete picture of the past and back then they laughed too. Besides that I think that humor is a good eye-opener and memorizing trick: If you laughed at something you remember it.
If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.