Jop Japenga is a designer-researcher exploring design through practice. As an academic industrial designer, his work focuses on the knowledge and experience that accompanies the process of creation, not primarily the products that it leaves behind. Intrigued by worlds other than the ordinary, Jop translates abstract ideas about possible futures into worlds that people can relate to. Based on actual experiences of the people involved in his investigations, these projects evolve along with his personal perspectives. He recently teamed up with six other designers to form the collective 'Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken', where he focuses on the development of design methodology through their practice and looks for new forms in which design and research can be combined.

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Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken
Voorhaven 19B
3025HC Rotterdam