Jayden Ali’s practice sits at the intersection of architecture, urban strategy, art and performance. He is the Founding Director of interdisciplinary practice JA Projects and (not your typical professor) he's a unit leader and lecturer in the incredible MA Architecture program at Central Saint Martins. At once a teacher, writer, filmmaker, designer, creator and activist, Jayden is constantly thinking far out beyond the borders of design and architecture, and redefining this for himself and his students as he goes along. We loved exploring some of his ideas of community, social activism, contemporary culture and inclusion at the forefront of his work, unpacking architecture as a discipline that explores the structure of ideas rather than just the design of a physical space.
Listen or watch Open/Ended's conversation with Jayden on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or YouTube.