Teaching

Jason combines tutoring with his own studio practice and is committed in the development of collaborative research. In 2012 Jason was invited to lecture at Middlesex University where he helped re structure both BA Interior design and Interior Architectural courses. In 2015 Jason was appointed as Programme Leader for MA Interior [Architecture + Design] department. Jason has also taught and is visiting critic at a selection of UK Universities including; The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College (now part of UCA), Royal College of Art, Bedfordshire University and Norwich University.

Jason obtained a PGCert HE in 2016 and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

MDX - MA Interior [Architecture & Design]

In-Betweenness

Since 2015 MA Interiors has explored the notion of In-Betweenness and how it is revealed and interpreted within the city and its architecture. Students produce three publications that enable them to create a continually developing and accumulating record of their investigations and experiments, each volume informing the next, and together acting as a navigational guide for both student and reader.

Each publication acts as a physical record that communicates an exploratory narrative, where creative investigation informs speculation, design development encourages experimentation and critical evaluation results in the generation of innovative design strategies.

Book 1: Field Book asks students to become detectives, design developer and maker, recording thisness and evaluating each expedition undertaken. Their reflections of evidence found, are used to inform speculative yet innovative design interventions through drawing and making, that disrupt and challenge social relationships, encourage new methods of encounters that create new common space and exemplify new forms of social relations.

Book 2: Design Development Manual promotes the importance of learning through production, developing and collating evidence to establish a design strategy and inspire an initial proposal.

Book 3: Detail challenges each student to deconstruct their developed proposals, reflect on the consequences of what they have designed and generate, in detail, a series of outputs appropriate to each individual proposal.

During this period of investigation an array of heterogenous project proposals and approaches, all unique in both ambition and application have challenged conventional understandings of the interior. Key design proposals have included; isolation within communities; gender dysphoria; stress and anxiety; memory; obsolescence; addiction; hacking; squatting; death; alternative retail experiences; performance; OCD and hoarding to name a few.