I'm a designer that works with different people from heating engineers to clog makers, and choirs to town planners, to create different ways of seeing their culture, situation, and locality. This collaborative process usually takes form through the making of objects and performative activities.
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Hefin Jones is a designer that works with different people and communities to create different ways of seeing their culture, situation, and locality. Alongside this situated practice, he’s collaborated with many institutions such as the National Museum of Wales, the Design Museum, Crafts Council, and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Grounding his practice is a model called participatory speculation. This involves generating knowledge through research about a context — its people, cultures, materials, histories, industries, infrastructures — and then re-configuring this with the relevant people to speculate on alternative possibilities.
Recent residencies and commissions include National Theatre Wales, Design Museum, UP Projects and Crafts Council.