About me

Hi 🙂 I’m Isadora CAMPOS TORRES, your writer in this blog. In 2018, I made a significant move, leaving my home in Brazil to embark on an exciting academic adventure. I set foot in Strasbourg, France, to pursue a master’s degree in Architecture, Structure, and Urban Design (Master ASPU) at INSA Strasbourg. This move was not entirely new to me, as I had previously experienced the charm of Strasbourg during my year as an exchange student back in 2014-2015.

During the academic year of 2018-2019, I was deeply immersed in my master’s program. It was a year of rigorous learning and exploring the intricacies of architecture, structure, and urban design. As part of my academic journey, I also had the opportunity to engage in the Clim’Ability project, an initiative focused on supporting small and medium-sized businesses in the Haut-Rhin region as they grappled with the challenges posed by climate change. This valuable experience as an intern allowed me to witness the real-world impact of environmental issues.

The journey continued, and I soon found myself transitioning to the next phase of my academic career. I embarked on my Ph.D. adventure, fueled by my profound passion for the subject matter. My thesis, titled “Nature’s Timekeeper: Investigating the evolution and adjustment of spaces in natural history and zoology museums to reflect social and cultural shifts driven by environmental themes,” was then born. At the same time, the Clim’Ability project evolved into Clim’Ability Design, and I stayed on board for three more years, working as a research collaborator. I was part of the team handling project communication, website development, and we even dabbled in creating a “serious game” in collaboration with the Jardin des Sciences.

Alongside my academic pursuits, I nurtured my personal interests in design, photography, and the broader realm of visual arts. These passions provide me with a creative outlet and balance to my academic journey. When not engrossed in research, you can often find me unwinding by watching movies and exploring the wonders of nature with my faithful dog, Paçoca.

The timeline of my academic and personal journey continues to unfold, offering new experiences and discoveries with each passing day. 😊