Theo Jones is an award-winning architectural designer, maker, researcher, and teacher based in London. He works in architecture with Architecture for London, teaches as a founder of Green Mat Workshop, and formed the design collective Taxonomy.. Theo was awarded the 2019 RIBA Journal drawing prize and has held exhibitions with New London Architecture, The Bartlett and the RIBA.
the basis of this project’s concept was the idea of a ‘diplomatic bag’ or ‘pouch’, which is the vessel used for transporting official correspondence.
Unfolding Julian Assange’s home of diplomatic containment – Diplomat’s Jacket
Using a combination of 3D printed and cardboard parts, architectural designer Theo Jones has created a ‘diplomat’s jacket’ to reflect the story and experience of Julian Assange while he has been in diplomatic containment. He is researching architectures in the context of the internet, geopolitics and borders. The single floor apartment that houses the Ecuadorian embassy, is Ecuadorian territory.
The basis of this project’s concept was the idea of a ‘diplomatic bag’ or ‘pouch’, which is the vessel used for transporting official correspondence.
During his political asylum, the journalist lived inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for over 6 years at the time, and this project maps out the rooms of the knightsbridge building which Assange occupied.