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South London, UK

Where have I been?

Jamie graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick in 1993, having produced a thesis dealing with the material relationships between space and subjectivity, called Cartographies of Subjectification. This thesis engaged with the works of Deleuze and Guattari, Kant and Bachelard and was supervised by Dr Nick Land.


He has worked in higher education since 1990 (including Camberwell College of Arts, University of Greenwich, the Royal College of Art, Surrey Institute of the Arts and University of Warwick); but for the most part at Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design where he has taught Product Design, Fine Art, Fashion Design, Textile Design and Communication Design since 1995. Jamie was also, once, a Trainee Geophysicist & a DJ, & rides a 1975 Vespa TS125.


Jamie has run design and innovation workshops at Institute for Design Advanced Studies (Seoul), the Higher Institute of Integrated Product Development (Antwerp) with others in Beijing & Gdynia in preparation; and for a number of commercial organisations (including Breakthrough Breast Cancer [UK], Luxottica [Italy], P&G [UK], Pearson [UK]).


He has spoken at national & international conferences since 1989 on topics ranging from cyborgs, body modification, design practice, networks, space and, of course, innovation. His most recent conference presentations include:

  • Networking, Designing, Innovating, “5th International Conference on Design Principles & Practices”, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, Feb. 2011
  • Using Design Digestion. Opportunities for Innovation, with Peter Booth. “3rd InternationalConference on Design Principles & Practices”, Berlin Technical University, Berlin, Germany, Feb. 2009
  • Networking Designing, “Networks of Design”, Design History Society, Annual Conference, University College Falmouth, UK, Sept. 2008
  • Design and the Spaced-out Subject, “6th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities”, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2008
  • Luxury, Sex, Design, God, with Nick Rhodes. “Love Objects: engaging material culture”, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Feb. 2008
  • Design Digestion, with Peter Booth. “2nd International Conference on Design Principles & Practices”, University of Florida, Miami FL, USA, Jan. 2008
  • Affecting Bodies Affecting Design, “Design/Body/Sense”, Design History Society, Annual Conference, Kingston University, London, UK, Sept. 2007


And recent writing includes:

  •  ‘On Design Thinking, pt.1—from the empty to the full’ (2010) for When Design Meets Innovation. An Open Blog, <>
  • ‘Ecstatic Innovation. Digesting, Designing & Democracy’ (with Peter Booth, 2008), for Re/Public <>
  • ‘Design Digestion. Work in Progress’ (with Peter Booth, 2008), in Design Principles & Practices, An International Journal, vol.2, no.3 (2008), pp.75-82
  • ‘Entropy (fashion) & emergence (fashioning)’ in Fashion & Modernity, eds. Caroline Evans & Christopher Breward (2005), Oxford, Berg, pp.197-209


What am I talking about?

As well as being Course Director for MA Innovation Management, Jamie is also Chair of the 8th International Conference on Design and Emotion (CSM Sept. 2012), convenor of “CSM On Trend” Research Group and innovation consultant at both INTO and Tin Horse design and innovation agencies. He is interested in the collisions between different disciplines in the production of creative outcomes: most notably a the boundaries between  philosophy, design, literature & science.


Jamie’s most recent invitations to speak have been:

  •  At the Edge of Chaos. Emergence, self-organisation & innovation, “TEDxCentralSaintMartins”, CSM, London, UK, March 2012. Click here to watch video.
  • Design-Driven Social Innovation, “Design as a tool for regional develoment”, Zamek, Cieszyn, Poland, Feb. 2012
  • Brand Britain—Then & Now. Culture Shifts, “Rebuilding Brand Britain”, Wollf Ollins, London, UK, Dec. 2011
  • Uncertainty & Innovation Management, “European Workshop on Design Mangement”, DesignLondon, Imperial College, London, UK, Dec. 2010


He is working on the following publications:

  • (with Betti Marenko), editors, Deleuze & Design, Edinburgh, Edinburgh U. P. For more details, click here.
  • ‘Networking, Designing, Innovating’
  • ‘Collisions’


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