Yin Aiwen


Netherlands · Design

Yin Aiwen is a designer, theorist, strategist and project developer, who use writing, system design, time-based art, institutional practice and community building to examine the social impact of planetary communication technologies. She advocates relationship-centered design as a strategy to redesign, re-engineer and reimagine the relationship between technology and society.

Image courtesy Yin Aiwen

Yin initiates and designs ReUnion Network, a welfare system long-term mutual-aid networks and family of choice since 2017. With Yiren Zhao and Zoe Zhao, she co-created Liquid Dependencies, a multiplayer role-playing game that serves as an experiential simulation of ReUnion Network and a peer-to-peer education that brings the knowledge of mutual aid and care from the game to the real-life experience. Together with Binna Choi, Yin co-initiates Commons · Art, an initiative to create a horizontal, care-based funding platform for socially-engaged art with decentralized ledger technology.

Commons.art. Courtesy Yin Aiwen.

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