Ola Svenle obtained his Master of Architecture at LTH, Lund in 2009. His master thesis was a historic survey of the Swedish academic architectural education and the role played by the Italian study trip in 19th century. He has been working at the Swedish Museum of Architecture and National Museum in Stockholm, mainly curating architecture drawings. 2012-2013 he was the architecture scholar of the Swedish Cultural Institute of Rome. He is currently a PhD student at the department of history and theory at KTH Architecture school. The PhD project deals with the initiation of the polytechnic architectural training, with 19th century architectural theory and thought, with realisms and romanticisms, rationalisms and functionalisms.