Photo: Taran Wilkhu.
Join Architect Jayden Ali for a special evening viewing and tour of Esteban Jefferson’s exhibition May 25th, 2020. Ali was the co-curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, which aimed to shift the collective gaze to centre on how Britain’s diasporic communities – through their active occupation of the spaces in-between – help to construct the supportive framework of contemporary British life. Ali has shared his response to the murder of George Floyd through a powerful video and essay via Elephant Magazine, arguing for the power of Black celebratory material culture, and will use this as a lens through which to relate to Jefferson’s work.
Both Esteban Jefferson and the Karrabing Film Collective’s exhibitions will be on view from 6pm.
The tour will commence at 7pm and run for approx 40 mins.
Jayden Ali is and Architect, artist and filmmaker, whose interdisciplinary practice JA Projects works internationally on public facing, cultural projects that strengthen communities and actively reflect on society. He is a lecturer at Central Saint Martins, is a trustee of Open City, and a Design Advocate for the Mayor of London. He has been recognised by numerous publications as a key voice shaping the life of cities, and is on the Architects’ Journal’s prestigious ’40 Under 40’ list. He is part of the Hackney Regeneration Design Advisory Group and sits on the London Legacy Development Corporation Quality Review Panel. Jayden is the co-curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2023. He is an alumni of the Architecture Association, The Cass and the University of East London.