I am a Scottish Interior designer with an interest in exploring alternative ways of communicating the intangible within the built environment using sensorial methods, from the often intangible concepts of identity and heritage to the sounds, scents and tastes of the exterior environment. Through this I seek to create alternative, more meaningful ways of engaging the human body with the materiality of a space, whilst continuously challenging the distinction between interior and exterior.
My master’s proposal Edible Interiors, questions whether the materiality within our spatial environments could be a source of nourishment to both the planet and the human body at once. It imagines a time in which when you wish to replace a material object within your home, you simply break it down, place it in a bowl, pour some water on it and consume it like any other meal; entirely biodegradable, nutritious, and leaving no trace. By using our own bodies instead of our goods being dumped in landfills ‘out of sight, out of mind’, it raises the question that if a material isn’t healthy enough for our own bodies to process, then is it healthy for our planet? What impact could this have upon reshaping the way we consume but also the way we design our interiors?