Joseph is currently studying a master’s in conservation architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture. The thesis that he is working on is focussed on looking at the adaptive reuse of derelict farms in the North of England. Joseph has a particular interest in building conservation looking at how buildings of historical interest can be repurposed appropriately to preserve them for the future.
Joseph is a keen traveller having backpacked around South East Asia, visiting, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Other places he has travelled to are China and Africa. When in Africa, he worked on a building project, constructing classrooms for a school in Mwanza, Tanzania. After completing the building work, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Last Summer he completed the West Highland Way, walking over 100 miles in 8 days in the Scottish Highlands raising money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres.
Alongside architecture Joseph is an accomplished photographer, doing a mix of headshot, portraiture, architectural and landscape photography. He works in both digital and film cameras. Throughout the expedition he will be documenting and photographing the group, the research projects and the landscape.