Sofie Tait

Interior & Environmental Design BDes (Hons)

Constructing Conversation on Creative Poverty.

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Sofie Tait headshot against a concrete wall

‘Creative Poverty’ is a term to highlight all the very real barriers that exist for anyone in the UK trying to peruse a creative career. Whether it is under funding, a negative perception on the creative arts, lack of tools, under representation in diverse and economic backgrounds, or graduating without enterprise skills. The term ‘Creative Poverty’ is a broad phrase expanding over many issues faced in achieving a career in the creative industries or being unaware of the rise and success of the creative industries massively impacting our economy.


‘Spark Exchange’ is a temporary event concluding of 4 spatial interventions that will spark awareness and conversation on ‘Creative Poverty’. This event will, in no means be a solution to the problem at hand, but a steppingstone to provoke and encourage conversation and change. Through the deconstruction of the dying Highstreet, the event will have businesses, shops, activities and performances unfold and unpack on to the street, through the 4 interventions, to create intrigue and excitement. The 4 interventions, To Talk, To Partake, To Buy and To Watch, with be constructed with donated or scrap materials creating a bespoke style and materiality, with each interaction either being conscious, or unconscious learning about various parts of ‘Creative Poverty’.

Spark Exchange

An axonometric view of the event in Exchange Street Dundee.

An axonometric view of the event in Exchange Street Dundee.

Plan View

A plan view of the event in Exchange Street Dundee.

A plan view of the event in Exchange Street Dundee.

Sections

Two sectional views of the site.

Two sectional views of the site.

Spark Exchange

A conceptual Spatial Event constructing conversations on creative poverty.

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