Architecture can provide provisional solutions to existing social and spatial problems. It is through the divulsion of power that these solutions are reached, where emphasis is placed upon a fluid dialogic process rather than a utopian end product. Working to this ethos, I have spent the last year studying at the MSA in Manchester, following on from a previous year in practice in Tunbridge Wells and three (colder) years studying at Newcastle University. For the last two years I have also worked as a freelance graphic designer, producing brochures, advertisements, videos and technical guides for a wide range of clients. To keep my sanity I actively partake in physical challenges in the name of fundraising, with Kilimanjaro climbed last year and my sights set on Mont Blanc for 2011. As my studies progress I hope to expand upon the projects instigated this year, thus enriching my architectural education.