Hi there! I'm Olga from Azerbaijan, a small country on the shore of Caspian Sea. I grew up in a beautiful town in the West of the country which contributed a lot into my passion of exploring urban spaces. Currently I am doing MA in Urban Design at Newcastle University
The Soviet Union left Azerbaijan with a heritage of abandoned industrial areas, former heavy manufacturing sites. Personally, I believe that those sites are full of character and have potential of turning into welcoming places for city inhabitants.
The Industrial revolution left a thick layer of marks around cities in many countries and England isn't an exclusion. Therefore, one of the aims of urban designers is to find compromises between a number of disciplines in order to improve the daily life of city inhabitants making cities more sustainable and vibrant.
Prior to this course, I studied in London at the University of Greenwich where I gained my MA in Landscape Architecture. After graduation I worked at a construction company as landscape architect where I was working on some exciting high end residential property projects on the shore of Caspian Sea. After some time I felt a need in expanding my knowledge and taking a next step in my career. Urban design seemed to be a right choice and here I am in Newcastle, doing my second MA.
In my spare time I enjoy walking around Newcastle, taking photos and learn new techniques to edit them.
Feel free to contact me on o.aliyeva2@newcastle.ac.uk

Charrette: Afternoon tea with Earl Grey

Newcastle Monument story

Charrette Week The very first week of studies at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape started with a week of Charrette, annual design event organised by the university and led by various designers and artists. The week which turned into a studio based project which was a fun activity full of inspirational vibes. During…
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