BA (Hons) Interior Design
As I have grown as an interior designer, I have enjoyed exploring environmentally sustainable approaches to design that can support local communities and human wellbeing. I am interested in hospitality and retail design and how natural materials can be used to create enriching spaces.
900degrees is a vocational learning centre orientating around the development of skills and confidence of young people through pottery in order to creatively explore new job opportunities and expand the knowledge of sustainable construction. The statistics relating to youth homelessness and unemployment has lead to a need for a specialist skill centre that will help with everything from teaching and providing resources, to offering the chance of gaining a job. 900degrees will support 16-26 year olds in Manchester and will focus on building confidence and vocational skills for those struggling to find their way into a career. Ultimately, those who attend 900degrees will be moulded by clay into becoming a better person and finding the right path for their lives.
The aim of the 900degrees pop-up is to get the public interested in 900degrees’ cause and visiting the shop. People will be directed to the centre from the pop-up. The fragments will be constructed into a large vase structure and be displayed in the centre exhibition. By visiting, the public will have gained knowledge of and be financially supporting 900degrees. The terracotta bricks used in its construction are designed and custom made at the 900degrees Centre in Ancoats. When deconstructed, the bricks will be sent back to the centre to be reused.