Jay (formerly John) Jordan

Co-founder of creative direct action collectives Reclaim the Streets (1995-2000) in 2004 JJ co-launched the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, which became a global protest meme (2004- ) but from which he soon went AWOL, when he realised it was an aesthetic crime.
Around the same time JJ deserted their job as senior lecturer in fine art at Sheffield Hallam University, to work as a cameraman for Naomi Klein’s film The Take, shot during the Argentinian uprising. They continue to teach and lecture part time for various institutions ranging from the Berlin’s UDK art school to the CTM music festival.
They co-edited and co-authored We Are Everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anti-capitalism (Verso, 2003),  The User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible  (with Gavin Grindon, Minor Compositions 2009), the film/book Les Sentiers de l’Utopie (with Isabelle Fremeaux, Zones/La Découverte, 2011)  and We are ‘Nature’ Defending Itself: Entangling Art, Activism and Autonomous Zones (with Isabelle Fremeaux, Vagabonds/Pluto/Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, 2021).