Muhammad Achour grew up in Aleppo, Syria, where he got his bachelor's degree in architecture then worked there as a teaching assistant before relocating to Dublin. He now works at Dublin City University as a teaching assistant. During his masters’ studies at UCD in 2016 he fell in love with the idea of community engagement and the search for making better cities. He founded ‘Places of ARcture’ a social enterprise which aims to engage local communities and migrants with art and architecture. The Syrian Architects Art exhibition was the first event he organized as director of Places of ARcture during DCU refugee week. He has directed and hosted a serious of online events as part of the London Festival of Architecture, Digital Program in June 2020 and 2021. He has also delivered a creative co creation workshop with Transition Year students in Dublin entitled, ‘Imaginary Public Space’ through the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Architect in School initiative.