Last night was a really well organised event as part of the student led series of Before You're 30 talks. I was very privileged to be invited to talk and share my experiences of becoming an architect with the choices and lessons learned on my journey. I also touched on the contradictions between architectural heritage conservation and energy conservation - getting the balance right is going to be a huge challenge for our future built environment.
The other speakers were CJ Lim, author of Food City and architecture lecturer at the Bartlett, and Michelle Martin, who worked on some fantastic community projects in Malaysia with Arkitrek. It was a really inspirational series as I understand they always are. These events are definitely the place to be if you want architectural inspiration and a new way of looking at the world around you in Manchester.
Jane Leach, principal architect at i-architect