Vanesa Dzevdetbegovic

Novato, California, United States

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  • Fluent in Bosnian, Croatian, English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • UC Berkeley Student- Architecture
  • A.S., B.A.
  • From Sarajevo/ San Francisco
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


To master design theory and strive to make education free for all- the internet is the answer


Painting is my gateway for venting.. Architecture is the lens through which i configure the world around me- through appreciation of form and figure of the entirety. Im often the one sitting on the side of a party in blithesome staring at the skyline and buildings nearby. The moment where everyone around me is smiling and dancing, there's good music playing, and the city bricks catch my attention.. i think of how amazing the human being is, and how everything we make; whether it be music, paintings, buildings, cars, everything is a form of expression of the people that manifested it... In this moment i am happy. Tying all this together, i guess i would say that my passion is being insightful of the ideas of form/figure/expression, and aspiring one day to make my mark in the world for future generations to venerate and apply to their own affinity.

Read the big writing at the front about your reflection and love of music as art or art as music. it's great to read something and it be relative to what you are doing in the present. I think it's harder for people to really find themselves when they have not been given the opportunity of self expression or at least encouragement for positive high self esteem. when we create something from our own hands we create from our mind. and for others to see what is on your mind brings them closer to you!

I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia on May 10th, 1986...Ive lived all around the world (Russia, Turkey, Sochi, Croatia, New York, Tampa, and San Fran... :)...I speak 5 languages fluently.. my favorite things in this world are the different cultures it has to offer. I thrive on meeting new people. Everyone has something to offer that you can learn from.....i moved to the US in 1994 as a refugee from the war in Bosnia, and am now attending UC Berkeley and majoring in Architecture..Short term goal- finish my BA in architecture at UC Berkeley and later a Doctor in Philosophy of Architecture. I want to return to Bosnia some day and start a non-profit organization that works on rebuilding the city of Sarajevo, BiH. In the mean time I have made it a mission to travel the world.. I am a devout believer in karma.. P.ositive E.nergy A.ctivates C.onstant E.levation.. Music keeps me sane. I listen to mostly electronic music, but can dabble anywhere.. Music is the language of the world- taught, understood, spoken, learned everywhere. It bonds every single person on this earth..


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Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I want to meet positive, outgoing people all over the world who are willing to share stories of their experiences and will to help one another. I hope to be able to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for anyone who stays with me and vice versa.


I am completely new to this... and am excited to see what will come of it :)


architecture, people, philosophy, good vibes, positive thoughts and energy, traveling, painting, drawing, parks, beaches, cities, graphic design, MUSIC, dancing, eating anything good and trying out new things

Music, Movies, and Books

House music, Progressive, Deep house, Glitch-hop, Evil Breaks, Downtempo, Chill Out, Techno, Tech house, Minimal, Rock, dubstep, punk rock, soul.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

wow... way too much to say

Teach, Learn, Share

architectural history, photoshop lessons, history tours of the city, amazing books I have read, english lessons, friendship

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Croatia, Guatemala

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russian Federation, Turkey, United States

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