Yin Aiwen is an artist, design theorist and project developer who uses writing, speculative design and time-based art to examine the social impact of planetary communication technologies. She advocates relationship-focused design as a strategy to redesign, re-engineer and reimagine the relationship between technology and society. She has been active in the fields of speculative design, digital art and institutional strategy, and initiates projects across disciplines and fields of operations. She frequently gives lectures, hosts workshops and exhibits her works in internationally renowned institutions and venues in the field of art and beyond. She initiated ReUnion in 2017 and has been developing it since then.
Liquid Dependencies Theory is an interdisciplinary collective dedicated to exploring the gray zone between socially-engaged art and social innovation. It is founded by artist and design theorist YIN Aiwen, writer and academia Zoe ZHAO, and educator and community practitioner Yiren ZHAO . Their collaboration began with the LARP game "Liquid Dependencies: What does a decentralized caring society look like?", and subsequently extends into a hybrid practice that leverages the power of art, technology, and social innovation. Their practices depart from the current reality, attempting to use technology as a medium to bring people together for a common-oriented, sustainable society.