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Central Saint Martins

Jayden 
        Ali

Jayden Ali

Profession
Unit Leader
College
Central Saint Martins

Biography

Jayden Ali is the founding director of interdisciplinary practice JA Projects.

Previous projects range from the design and implementation of a whole school masterplan for primary aged boys with behavioural difficulties in Bow, to the creation of an immersive temporary restaurant within the Barbican run by unaccompanied asylum seeking children; from the production of a documentary concerning powerful women within South African townships to the establishment and continual curation of a café/bar in Hackney. These projects represent a concern for those at the fringes of society and explore the recurring themes of place, community and empowerment.

Jayden graduated from the The Cass with a previous degree from the University of East London. He currently teaches the Global Free Unit, alongside professor Robert Mull at the University of Brighton, a diploma unit that assists students in making independent projects based upon their personal interest, histories and beliefs.