Patricia Nilsson

Patricia Nilsson

Originally from Southern Sweden, Patricia is now pursuing a degree in Economics and Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Before beginning her studies, she interned at the Swedish Trade Council in Shanghai where she worked with corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Working in China fuelled Patricia's interest in development economics and egalitarian issues, and also made her dedicated to learn Mandarin. Patricia also speaks Swedish, Polish and English. In her free time she caves in to her news and social media addiction and dreams about learning how to play the piano.

Recent Posts

At the Fringe: Stories from Davos (7) – Living Here: A Family Hotel’s Struggle

Family owned hotels in Davos are struggling. Picture: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's 1925 painting of Davos.

“Do you live here?” She answers the question by turning around and walking away, but just before entering a yellow stone house she waves her hand as an invitation. As I walk into the hallway of the Hotel Frieden in Davos, she is already halfway up a staircase, but now there is no invitation to follow, so I stay put. A few moments later much quicker steps are heard. A man appears. When he sees an unexpected guest in the hallway, he hesitates.