Designer: Ching-Hui Yang
Company name: Studio Ching-Hui Yang
Discipline: Jewellery Design
Studio number: 13
Studio Ching-Hui Yang is eager to explore different materials, skills and modes to challenge boundaries of what defines jewellery. Ching-Hui always gets a lot of inspiration from investigating people. She is interested in focusing on the relationship between body, object and the absence of an object. She believes she could use experimental jewellery as a way to challenge the boundaries of therapy design. Jewellery can be a way of communicating emotion between people.
Critical Makers Element: Why? Researching existing products
For the long term goal, She would like to document and visualise emotion itself - for example a feeling such as denial, anger, bargain, depression or shame. Her aim is for this process and the resulting art pieces to enable a rethinking of the definition of empathy. She wants to draw to peoples attention that design as a form of empathy is the visceral experience of another person's thoughts and feelings from his or her point of view, rather than from one's own. Empathy facilitates prosocial or helping behaviours that come from within, rather than being forced, so that people behave in a more compassionate manner.