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Dr Jiayi Jin

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Dr. Jiayi (Jennifer) Jin is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. Her research is transdisciplinary spanning the fields of architectural and planning theories, digital technologies, sustainable development and participation in planning processes.

Before joining Northumbria, she engaged in several research projects at the Mixed Reality Laboratory (MRL), University of Nottingham. She also worked on various museum and exhibition projects to facilitate situated, embodied, and performative interactions in different museums or cultural venues in UK, UAE and China. She founded an architecture and idea studio inter-lab in 2014 for research and professional practice projects.

Her research focuses on the role of new media and technologies in knowledge production and socio-spatial linkage generation, inclusive innovation with architectural or urban environments, and creative participation for sustainable, inclusive city development, in response to social (gender), spatial and environmental inequalities.

She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for AHRC project: ‘Participatory Neighbourhood Planning for the ‘Brown to Green’ Transition in Tyneside’ (Grant Ref: AH/Y000250/1), 2023-2024.

PI for Northumbria seed fund project Gender-inclusive Cities, 2022-2023 and Co-I for British Academy project: Developing a Grassroots Sustainable Futures Platform: Collective Participation in Community-Based Cultural Organisations (CEoN) (Grant Ref: SSF/210084), 2022-2023.

She also received multiple awards and funds when collaborating with museum institutions, this includes Newcastle Culture Investment Fund (2021), Early Career Artist Bursary, Digital Culture Award (England Arts Council, 2019), etc.

In terms of university leadership and teaching, Jiayi was the Studio Lead of a MArch Studio: Performing Architectures (2018-2022), Acting Programme Lead for Master of Architecture (2021-2022). She teaches widely across the department, including BA Architecture and MArch studios, BA Architecture communications, MArch theory modules, and Ph.D. supervision. 

Jiayi welcomes applications for conventional & practice-as-research PhD proposals within her research fields.

Jiayi Jin

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Careful Careless: A System to Restore Ecological Systems in Cities, Jin, J., Wu, Y. 15 Jul 2023, In: Lo Squaderno
  • Engendering the City:: A Participatory Approach to Gender-Responsive Planning and Urban Design in Cairo, Jin, J., Huang, K., Zhu, M. 3 Feb 2023, Urban Poetics and Politics in Contemporary South Asia and the Middle East, IGI Global
  • Facing up to the UK’s Food Crisis: A Design Exploration of the Self-Sufficient City for Resilience and Food Security, Jin, J., Zhu, M. 13 Sep 2023, Design for Health, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • How Gdańsk is reclaiming its industrial waterfront, Jin, J. 11 May 2023
  • Parametric Assessment of Building Heating Demand for Different Levels of Details and User Comfort Levels: A Case Study in London, UK, Apostolopoulou, A., Zhu, M., Jin, J. 22 May 2023, In: Sustainability
  • Gender walks in the city: A study on gender responsive planning and neighbourhood design, Jin, J., Bertolino, N., Huang, K. 6 Sep 2022, Book of Abstracts: XXIX CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON URBAN FORM, Łódź, Poland, Łódź University of Technology Press
  • Peel Street Caves and Archives Centre: Creating a new memory of underground spaces, Jin, J. Nov 2022, In: Lo Squaderno
  • Spatial Translation of Social Inequalities: Poverty and Inequality in a deeply-divided London Borough, Jin, J. 20 Jun 2022, Proceedings 13th International Space Syntax Symposium, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Towards a Hyper-diverse Town Center: Implementing a game approach for public realm and placemaking of Hackney Central, Jin, J. 20 Jun 2022, Proceedings 13th International Space Syntax Symposium, Bergen, Norway, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • 访谈: 共同理解包容可持续的未来, Jin, J., Zhang, Y. 4 Nov 2022

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Examination: PhD External Examiner 2023
  • Publication Peer-review: The Conversation (Journal) 2023
  • Hosting an academic visitor: Wenyan Jin 2023
  • Other: Design Feminisms 2022
  • Examination: PhD External Examiner 2022
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Ohio State University 2022
  • Hosting an academic visitor: Hanfang Liu 2022
  • Invited talk: Exploring an Effective Social Interaction in the Augmented Environment 2018
  • Invited talk: Reanimating Cultural Heritage and Building Virtual Experience Based on ARCO-Augmented Representation of Cultural Objects 2018
  • Invited talk: Mobile Family Learning inside Modern Science Museums 2016

Abhinav Mishra Person, Place, Performance: An Interaction Design Framework to Conceptualise On-Site Mixed Reality Experiences in Museums Start Date: 01/10/2020

  • Architecture PhD July 13 2018
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2019


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