Definitely one for architecture photography enthusiasts! Our MSMR Travel Award winner, Alem Derege has arrived in Asmara, Eritrea and will be sharing her trip with us on Instagram over the coming weeks. As a reminder, Alem was awarded the annual prize of £2000, given to one lucky Sheffield School of Architecture student each year.
Alem is British-born and half-Eritrean and her dissertation, ‘Fascism and Architecture in Colonial Asmara’ opened her eyes to the beauty and complexity of the former Italian colony and her fascination with the city prompted her to apply for the award.
This week she begins her journey in Asmara's modernist city centre, 'where the architecture is a testament to the still present colonial legacy, with futurist and rationalist buildings present at every turn'. Continuing her jouney, she will travel to the more rural parts of the city to see the Adi Quala Tukuls (small huts with conical roofs). Alem would also like to combine her trip with some volunteering, hopefully working with children, a particular cause close to her heart.
Follow along on Instagram using #msmrtravelaward