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Central Saint Martins

Jayden Ali

Unit Leader, M ARCH: Architecture
Central Saint Martins
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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.