Jade Blanchard-McKinley


Bachelors in Architecture
University of Sheffield, 2016

MA Architecture - RIBA Part 2
Royal College of Art, London, 2019


Work appeared in Flash Art Magazine.
Hybridization, Coactivity, Non-Human agency and Otherness’ (No. 326, Vol. 52, June 2019 - August 2019)

Manifesta 12’ Palermo - The European Nomadic Biennial.‘M12 Research Studios - ADS 8 Domestic Institutions’, June - November 2018.

Jade is an architectural designer and illustrator
whose work is research driven, engages with human, physical and digital networks, and looks at social and natural ecologies. 

Jade’s 2019 project, Charlie Gibbs: Conserving the more-than human through off-shoring financial data centres, draws upon Microsoft’s prototype oceanic data centre: Project Natick. Speculating that high-frequency trading will be a catalyst for the emergence of future mid-ocean data centres, this project investigates re-designing these off-shore infrastructures for the human, machine and animal.
It is located in Charlie-Gibbs, a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the mid North Atlantic Ocean. It seeks to rethink these marine architectures as a spatial tool for conserving the more than human from bottom-fishing practices by creating a dialogue/friction between high frequency traders and fishing vessels.