Dr Jones was invited to design a workshop for the National Forrest Outdoor Festival, Timber Festival curated by WildRumpus in 2022. The workshop took place in the Coppice, an area for research and development into nature connected practice. The Festival had circ. 5000 in attendance over the 1 - 3 July, 2022 and the Workshop led by Dr Jones engaged with over 100 participants.
Dr Jones collaborated with University colleagues Barend Slabbert, Jade Murden and Alix Manning Jones (Derby City Council) to lead a workshop that was focused on exploring how the DIY, up-cycled aesthetic of S.H.E.D (social and civic space designed for dialogue, see www.weareshed.co.uk) could acts as a provocation for discussion within the public realm about nature-connected design processes and challenges.
Over 100 members of the public attending the festival took part to learn about how Dr Jones and the team design in nature connected components and the societal challenge around 'design for planet' (Jones, 2021).
The workshop shared examples from touring S.H.E.D to the V&A Dundee for Design Council, UK (Jones, 2021) and the methodologies employed in order to address some of the challenges in society about nature-connected creative projects.
S.H.E.D was commissioned by Timber Festival as a device to support and increase learning about the positive impacts that being outdoors can have on an individuals health and wellbeing.
In addition to that, S.H.E.D was described by members of the public as providing a positive and essential space for learning, reflecting and designing in new ways of thinking about nature-connected creative and cu
The workshop successfully utilised the installation space of S.H.E.D as a provocations about what we could do next to help promote changes in society to help save our planet! In addition to this, the public generated a series of pledges that expressed hopes and dreams for a nature-connected future.
|Contributors||Slabbert, B. (Producer) and Murden, J. (Exhibitor)|
|Keywords||S.H.E.D ; Design; Nature Connected Research ; Practice ; Design|
|Date||01 Jul 2022|
|Web address (URL)||https://weareshed.co.uk/projects/timber-festival/|
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|Deposited||11 Jul 2023|
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