THE friends, colleagues and family of a Glasgow student who died after a crash in the city centre have launched a new initiative in her memory.

Emma Burke Newman tragically passed away after an accident at Broomielaw in January this year.

The 22-year-old was a Mackintosh School of Architecture student at Glasgow School of Art - where she was cycling to at the time of the collision - and worked at New Practice.

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Now, the art school and architecture practice, along with Emma’s former employers Karakusevic Carson Architects, have teamed up to launch “Residency for Ideas” – an opportunity for Mackintosh students to explore their own practice.

Rose and John, Emma's parents, said: “The programme honours our daughter's brilliant, creative mind by creating a lasting intellectual legacy and inspiring collaboration among three great institutions.

“Emma had given great thought about the kind of architecture she wanted to do and was pursuing it with vigour. She would have loved this initiative, as do we.”

Glasgow Times: Rose and John, Emma's parents Rose and John, Emma's parents (Image: Supplied)Marc Cairns and Becca Thomas, directors of New Practice, added: “During Emma’s time at New Practice, it was already clear that she was focussed on exploring which type of architecture she wanted to practice.

“It constantly impressed us both that someone so young, and early in their career, could be so confident in the contributions they wanted to make to the world around them.

Glasgow Times: Ghost bike in Emma's memory Ghost bike in Emma's memory (Image: Newsquest)“Building this residency in Emma’s memory is one route through which we hope to support other early career practitioners of architecture to dedicate time, energy and capacity to think about their place in the wider world of architecture and architectural practice.”

Collaborative teams of students are encouraged to apply and develop their ideas into a public presentation in the form of a workshop, publication, exhibition, film, party or event.

They will receive mentorship, open discussions and support, and successful applicants will be offered up to 10 hours of mentorship time with the practices supporting the initiative as well as up to £1000 financial contribution towards their residency outcome.

Luca Brunelli, Emma’s tutor, senior lecturer/stage leader at the Mackintosh School Of Architecture, said: “It is a significant initiative to commemorate Emma's journey within our school.

“With her inquisitive mind and enthusiasm, she left a lasting impact on students and staff alike. I’m looking forward to seeing her legacy further expanded through this project.”