Stockholm, Sweden
Oskar, 37
Team Leader, Swedish Council for Higher Education
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a bit about Oskar

What are you working on these days?

Trying to improve internationalisation in Swedish schools. I’m also working on my second BA, in Middle Eastern studies.

What drives you mad these days?

Ignorant and close minded people; our society would be such a better place if we all tried to understand and accept each other for who we are.

What makes you happy?

The sun, friends, a good book and wine. In no specific order.

When was the last time you cried?

I get quite emotional when I’m hungover, and then I can start crying for anything.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Summery music, anything to bring that summer feeling!

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

I haven’t been to the movies for a long time, although I re-watched Donnie Darko the other night, it’s a classic.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

For shoes and shirts I try to do my shopping in Rome, otherwise I tend to go for Scandi design such as Acne and COS.

What’s your go-to café in Stockholm?

For meetings Il Caffé, and for that pick up after a day of walking I go to Sempre in the city centre. Walking into Sempre is like walking into an Italian bar.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

I love Walking around my neighbourhood Nytorget. I’m a city boy, so I like Walking around the city centre and maybe sit down and chill in Humlegården.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Stockholm but never actually do?

Swimming at the city centre at 3 AM when you’ve just left the club. It’s the most amazing feeling.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

He might not be my hero but he’s an incredibly interesting person, Henry Kissinger, and I would take him to Teatergrillen where we would talk international relations and security politics in one of their booths.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

I would go to Moderna Mseet for some art therapy and then maybe to NK for some retail therapy.

What’s that place in Stockholm you feel like only you know about?

Johannes krykogård, it’s the area where i grew up. A secluded park in the middle of the city centre. A green quiet area where you can escpae the life around you.

If tomorrow was your last day in Stockholm before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

I would spend it in a park with a massive lunch picnic with all of my best friends and family, tons of food and wine.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Norrmalm, the city centre, I know the area like the back of my hand.

What’s the spot in Stockholm you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Södra stationsområdet, it’s the quintessential of bad city planning

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

I’d celebrate with my best friends at Sturehof

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

I love cooking food and having dinner with my friends and family. To socialise around food and wine is life.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Since Stockholm is quite small I’d first of all see if there’s something new going on. If not I’d check if Mumsmums is happening that night!

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