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This week's podcast is with the incredible Jenny Jones — we were introduced to Jenny Jones by Payal Wadhwa from Fjord Interactive Studio. Fjord's new studio (pictured below) was designed to become an extension of their team. “Fjord’s studio space is as much a part of the culture as are the people and it makes a massive difference to how we live and work. And it continues to be absolutely lovely to work in!” Payal Wadhwa Jenny is incredibly passionate about hashtag#design and hashtag#architecture and has come from a hashtag#brand focused background, working on a number of ground-breaking retail spaces for the likes of Richard Rogers (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) and OMA. We talk about how collaboration is crucial on every project. How she used physical 'thresholds' within her work on Fjords offices. Her reaffirmation in hashtag#placemaking and design when she attended a conference at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. A wonderfully inventive use of a Canaletto and a mirror to create interactivity in one of her exhibitions.
Jenny’s eclectic portfolio includes both vast architectural developments and art centers, but it’s her time spent in a Stanislavski theatre group in her teens that defines her approach, which involves developing a constant dialogue with the client.
Her process involves creating “scripts” based on the projected use of the space: imagining how the space will be used, how objects will be used, and what the performance is. As she explains, “I can’t disassociate the performance of what is going to happen in the space from what the space will be”. ... <more>
Very inspiring Day - the energy in the work was great....
In this lecture architect Jenny Jones will discuss ideas of how the space between can define both the performance in the present and reveal the factors that led to its dimension. She will describe the process and approach behind her work, exploring the toolbox her practice has developed where sensory, behavioural and the political are entwined. Jenny will also share some of the references that she draws upon in her work through key projects The Dairy Art Centre, a new studio for design consultancy Fjord and a current proposal for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 to illustrate process in action and a preoccupation with performance through space rather than a fixation on form.
Jenny Jones will be one of 4 speakers at the Soon HQ. Talking about Prop-tech. Her angle coming from how can we merge the visceral and virtual?
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Architect and self described “doctor of space and form”, Jenny Jones was the creative force behind the Tide Old Street store.