"Nourish Glasgow" Battling the Cost-of-Living Crisis



Imagery of the concept of Nourish Glasgow
"Nourish Glasgow" concept art

With our Graduate Showcase launching this week, we caught up with some of our graduating students to find out more about their final year projects.

This Student Spotlight features BA (Hons) Interior Design student, Niamh Flett and her emotive project “Nourish Glasgow”.

Niamh tells us “Nourish Glasgow is a community hub designed to reduce the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and is a concept that can be adopted within other public buildings across the country.

“I was inspired by the philosophy of William Burrell and the architecture that houses his art collection for the benefit of the people of Glasgow. His approach was to encourage inclusion and accessibility to the arts and my project embraces and develops this vision to tackle current economic and social challenges.

“This project aims to empower, excite, and ultimately give light to those who may be struggling with the ongoing crisis. Taking inspiration from nature this hub provides a bright, therapeutic, and welcoming space.

“My goal for this project was to remove the stigma behind seeking help due to the cost-of-living crisis. Creating a different and more inclusive experience from the standard facilities the UK currently has, will help people to feel more confident coming forward to access the resources offered in Nourish Glasgow.  

“Since my project was influenced a lot by nature, sustainability was important to consider throughout the design process. I chose to repurpose part of an existing public building and use natural materials to achieve this sustainability objective.”

You can see more of Niamh’s work at our Graduate Showcase event between June 3-9 open to the public 10am-4pm at Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design, Nether Road, Galashiels.


Kirsty Crosbie

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