Jiayi (Jennifer) Jin

Dr. Jiayi Jin is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, she joined Northumbria University at Newcastle in 2018. She received her Ph.D. degree in Architecture from the University of Nottingham with a fully-funded Dean’s International Excellence Scholarship. She was a RA for the Augmented Space for Riot 1831 project (funded by AHRC, NESTA and Arts Council England), and performed research on emergent ways of designing the interactive learning space with augmented reality and virtual reality. She was the museum consultant and was involved in various museum projects like the expansion and renovation of the Hong Kong Space Museum ($4 million) as a lead researcher for facilitating technology-mediated narrative relates to situated, embodied, and performative interactions.

Her current research focuses on the role of new media and technologies in different aspects of knowledge production and socio-spatial linkage generation, as well as spatial experiences with physical environment – both indoors (e.g. architectural space and body movement in heritage attractions, museums or galleries) and outdoors (e.g. urban interaction, which includes exploring co-participation and co-curation with the visitors or inhabitants). She is also an active researcher focus on strategic planning, urban studies and smart learning cities between China and the UK.

She found the research-based practice Inter-lab from 2013, which explores the mechanisms, capacities and assemblages between space design, cultural influence, technologies and interaction.