With many people focussing on how to stop climate change, little thought goes into how to live alongside it.
However, it's an interesting challenge for those working in architecture.
Master of Architecture graduate Kat Vand travelled from Denmark to study at the University of Tasmania.
She initially did four months' exchange during her bachelor degree.
"I didn't have so many expectations to be honest," she said.
"The Danish curriculum and the UTAS one was similar, so it's easy to get exchange.
"I didn't have any knowledge about Tasmania, I'd only heard about Melbourne and Sydney.
"I just was really, really pleased with because it just came down and had nothing to expect.
"Then I went back to Denmark and just think I felt four months in Tassie was just not enough."
She decided to apply to study her Masters degree at UTAS and was successful.
"What I liked back then, and which I still really like, is definitely the the workshop we have here. It's easily accessible, but also the size of the campus is so small," she said.
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Ms Vand said another great aspect of UTAS was that lecturers remembered students.
"Here, from a selfish point of view, you really get lots of face-to-face time, which develops you and pushes you a lot as a student," she said.
"There's this this really good working environment that really teaches a designer and give you lots of opportunities."
She said it was interesting learning how to build for different environments.
"From a professional point of view, in Denmark, it has another climate. It's a little bit similar to Tassie, but still colder," she said.
"We learn to design to keep the cold out and the heat inside. We want a little bit of light to get in, but we cannot do too many exposed facades because then we can't keep the cold out.
"But down here is the opposite. You know you have the sun, so you are really good at learning to design shading and outdoor spaces and want to keep the warm out but still want the light in.
So there was something there in terms of developing myself as a professional.
"I thought that was good too, two very opposite approaches that I wanted to at least learn to see if I could."
She said it was a challenge learning different ways of designing, with even walls being constructed differently in Tasmania.
"Even just from the technical perspective of building a wall. In Denmark, the walls and the insulation is really think so again it was something I had to change when I got here," she said.
"I think that's also a skill set I really want to be able to have in the future to could adapt so quickly.
"So you know one way of doing it, but then go to another country or another firm and know they're doing it another way and then have the skill to really quickly read that and be able to adapt."
In first semester at the beginning of the year students write a brief on the building they want to design, with the focus on what there was a need for in that area.
"You couldn't just say, I want your primary school. You have to be able to ask why - is there not a primary school there," she said.
Wanting to do a project based in Tasmania, her attention was drawn to Hobart and its connections to Antarctica.
"And so this project was actually development of going into the research of defining which types of relations there are [to Antarctica]. I decided on what I call experience areas where visitors should experience or get evoke the same emotions as you will have."
One thing that many people are talking about is climate change and the future relation between not just Tasmania and Antarctica, but actually Antarctica and the world.Kat Vand
In one of the experience spaces, she said as you walk through the space you would get claustrophobic and concerned about how to get out.
"That was how some explorers came to this beautiful landscape, super curious about what was going to happen next. And as they start to travel, because they didn't have any map, they just got more and more lost.
"They were still excited, but then became freezing and had no food. They thought, 'I cannot see where this is stopping, I just have to continue but I'm also starting getting a little bit concerned if I'm going to survive'.
Another focus in her design was climate change.
"One thing that many people are talking about is climate change and the future relation between not just Tasmania and Antarctica, but actually Antarctica and the world," she said.
In her design she created what she calls a climate wall.
"The buildings are actually floating in a concrete pontoon, so the project was also a way of showing people that we could maybe try to design architecture to adapt to the climate instead of expecting that the climate adapt to architecture, because that's not going to happen," she said.
In the design, platforms would stay static where the buildings would float to work with the rising tides.
She said her design would also act as a warning sign for the city.
"So as it gets more tricky for you to get to these building, it's a kind of wake up call for the politicians to say, 'can you see it's actually impacting a tiny bit of the infrastructure?'," she said.
"If you didn't make the climate wall, which Hobart needs to do, this is gonna go in the whole harbourfront and really affect the infrastructure in 15 years, which is really soon.
"When we talk about climate change, there's so much focus on how we can prevent it - which is also important. And and I think many of you have seen that you have to, you know, riding a bike instead of a car, and you have to think about the material you're using, that doesn't affect the environment.
"But there's also the other side - the nature have already we have already destroyed a bit, and we already know that something is going to happen that we also have to prepare ourselves for and it seems like that graph sometimes getting ignored a little bit, and I think it is because it's maybe the one that is most expensive to deal with - to prepare instead of preventing."
Now that she's completed her studies, Ms Vand will move to Hobart.
"I have actually been lucky to get offered a job in Hobart at Liminal Studio," she said.
"It's exciting. It's really exciting. I'm really pleased with that. But as you know, I'm from Denmark, so they some visa things that has to be sorted first heard. I don't think it's going to be a big problem. But that's the plan - to stay in Australia for sure."
She said she was excited to graduate, but expected to be sadder about leaving UTAS.
"I think I'm ready to work with architecture in a way other than academia," she said.
"It's been good, but it's also a good time to touch it in another way."