Yasmin Chopin writing in the crypt 2018

Yasmin Chopin

Home & Place

Material Culture

Art, Architecture & Design

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At Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Yasmin is researching for a PhD in creative non-fiction place writing. Her subject covers aspects of material culture in relation to death, and the rites and rituals of remembering, with a particular emphasis on emotional connections to place and sites of significance.


Previously, Yasmin worked as an interior designer, company director, and trainer (and has experience as a gardener, bartender, greengrocer, magistrate and mushroom picker). Having raised a family as a single parent and lived in fifteen different houses in England she is now settled in Cambridgeshire. She keeps fit through walking and, in her leisure time, is absorbed by creative sewing and all forms of visual media, art, design, and architecture.


Yasmin offers one-to-one mentoring to new non-fiction writers, and welcomes opportunities for workshop facilitation.

PhD Student: Creative Non-fiction - Place Writing, MMU.

BA (Hons) Art History, Open University.

Diploma in Interior Design, Inchbald School of Design.

MA (Dist) Creative Non-fiction, MMU.