As part of Turncoats and their provocative reimagining of architecture debates, Maria Smith and Phin Harper have invited Jayden Ali to take part in a discussion on the merits of living in London. The debate on Thursday 7th December 2017, invites one to form and opinion on the above provocation. Other Panellists include: Lee Ivett (Chair), Naomi Smith, Caz Facey, Ambrose Gillack
7th December 2017
University of Brighton
JA Projects director Jayden Ali appointed to teach the Global Free Unit alongside Professor Robert Mull at the University of Brighton. The role will continue Jayden’s commitment to education and he looks forward to working alongside the students over the coming year on projects of their own making.
JA Projects have gained Planning Approval for The Ackroyd House, a contemporary extension of a typical late-Victorian terraced house in Hackney. The expansion will provide a space suitable for contemporary family living while satisfying the clients artistic ambitions.
The project is being developed as part of a wider assessment of conventional rear extension and the opportunities afforded by advanced building systems and automation.
As part of Twins, their ongoing series of architecture talks exploring difficult alliances, strange bedfellows and new relationships, curators Charles Holland and Robert Mull have invited JA Projects director Jayden Ali to take part in a panel discussion on lessons surrounding the current refugee crisis.
The talk on 25 January 2017 poses the above questions. Other panellists include: Professor Robert Mull (Chair), Grainne Hassett, Kate McAllister & Darren Abrahams, Professor David Cotterrell.
The Nightingale Rooms, Brighton
9th March 2017
Block Party: A Celebration
Block Party: A Celebration, an exhibition Curated by JA Projects, opening at Diddy’s 29th June 2017.
In celebration of the annual Wilton Way Block Party, Diddy’s presents a collection of photographs by Jaime Ackroyd and Lizzie King that beautifully chronicle a day that encompasses all that Hackney should be. A vision of children trampolining, people dancing, a behemoth of a barbecue and unbridled joy on the faces of everyone involved young or old.
Block Party: A Celebration, Diddy’s
30 June – 30 July 2017
Courtesy Lizzie King
Nadine Coetzee + Sacha Ren, of which JA Projects director Jayden Ali is a founding member, has delivered a new external learning zone for a school in Wallacedene, Cape Town. The project places an emphasis on the long-term cultivation of rich indigenous planting as a practical and metaphorical celebration of self determination.
Jayden spent the majority of his time in Cape Town producing a film documenting the school’s principle Noronte Noto. Shot by Jaime Ackroyd, the film is expected to be released in 2018.
Sacha Ren’s, proposal for the establishment of an pop-up restaurant, called Pineapple Island will continue JA projects ongoing research into alternative and immersive learning environments. In partnership with the Kent Refugee Action Network, the restaurant will be entirely run and staffed by young asylum seeking children from the South Coast of England.
In addition, Jayden Ali will be taking part in a short forum exploring ideas that address the Refugee Crisis. Other speakers include: Saskia Sassen, Jaz O’Hara, Merel Graeve, Grainne Hassett, Eyal Weizmann, Corinne Squire, Marwa Al-Sabouni, Alpha.
Barbican Centre, London
12th June 2016