Muhammad Ogunniyi

currently studying Architecture at Newcastle on the M Arch programme. Prior to this, I spent 4 years in Bristol studying architecture and planning. Originally from Lagos, I have also spent some time working in the megacity. I am passionate about the perception of places,working with and for people/communities, Heritage and Re-use. In my spare time, I like to enjoy my family and friends, as well as football... and going to new places whenever I find time to do so.

Us, Now.

If not us, then who? In the first instance, I would like to thank everyone that has read or interacted with my blog posts. I would also like to congratulate my cohort, who participated in these unique student-driven activities. The blogs have been an innovative platform to discuss and deliberate on pressing issues within the…
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A Roman crackdown, the hostile steps.

Drama at the Spanish Steps   Whistling! Followed by words and hand gestures, you cannot sit here!. The special tourism police are telling the individuals and the crowd on this stairway. This is the famous Spanish steps. It connects to the church of Trinita dei Monti from Piazza di Spagna in the historic heart of…
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Venice, between the floods and a hard place.

Acqua Alta (High-tide flood) A wind, the sacred sound of the siren at about 9pm, the sound would escalate to warn both residents and tourists. The “aqua alta” is arriving. One tone is 1.1 metres, two tones is 1.2 metres, three tones is 1.3 metres and so on. I relearnt how to walk as walking…
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