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Jade Blanchard-McKinley

MA work

Charlie-Gibbs: Conserving the More Than Human Through Off-shore Financial Data Centres

This project draws upon Microsoft’s prototype oceanic data centre: Project Natick. Using high-frequency trading as a catalyst for the emergence of future mid-ocean data centres, this project investigates designing off-shore data centre infrastructures for the human, machine and animal. It is located in Charlie-Gibbs, a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the mid North Atlantic Ocean. It seeks to rethink these off-shore infrastructures as a spatial tool for conserving the more than human.


  • MA Degree


    School of Architecture


    MA Architecture, 2019

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Sheffield, 2016