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Jade Blanchard-McKinley


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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. 



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

Bachelors in Architecture
University of Sheffield, 2016

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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’S PROJECTS>
<Charlie Gibbs: Conserving the more-than human through off-shoring financial data centres>
2019


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.