Hefin Jones is a Welsh-born, London-based designer with a participatory design practice. His work involves people in processes of creating new possibilities for their skills, culture, and locality. Alongside his work with different communities, he’s collaborated with many institutions such as the National Museum of Wales, Crafts Council, and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
His practice is grounded by a process called participatory speculation. This involves an immersive approach in an environment to understand the people, cultures, expertise, histories, material culture, and infrastructure. This knowledge is then re-configured with the involved people through the creation of artefacts, performances, and films, which provide the means to speculate on new possibilities for that environment.
Hefin is currently a visiting tutor in the Department for Design at Goldsmiths University of London, and has taught at other internationally renowned institutions such as Central Saint Martins and University of Gothenburg. Hefin's work has been exhibited internationally and he was the 2015 Designer in Residence at The Design Museum.
Email - hefinrhysjones@gmail[dot]com
Twitter - @hellohefin
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