Yasmin Chopin

Life & Death

Home & Place

Art, Architecture & Design

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Place Writing

My research focuses on they way we live. It examines our human need to identify with place and how we make meaningful connections with and through the land, and how memory is made, and the comfort we take from rite and ritual. 


2018: As a writer in residence I spent a week in the crypt beneath St Pancras Church, London. In the chill animated air I became fascinated by one particular tomb. Who would have known that my journey as a writer would begin right there?


2021: Now I am a PhD student with the Centre for Place Writing at MMU and drafting my second book. My project is about death and furniture; memorialscapes and benches.

BA (Hons) Art History, Open University.

Diploma in Interior Design, Inchbald School of Design.

MA Creative Non Fiction, Manchester Metropolitan University.