Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

A hand with short nails holds up a small black card with the words 'Obstruct' on them. In the background is a Sheffield street scene with grey buildings either side of a road with double yellow lines on it. At the end of the adjoining street are old red brick buildings with scaffolding on them in a phase of redevelopment
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, Obstruct - Sheffield, 2021; courtesy the artist.
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad's design studio produces work spanning scales and disciplines, from the public realm to games, spaces and objects. Drawing on such fields as aesthetics, anthropology and play, his work develops through real-life projects, methodologies and tools to include and critically engage participants within design processes. 
 
He has developed projects, exhibited and conducted workshops and masterclasses both in the UK and internationally, including with the Serpentine Galleries; Greater London Authority; Tokyo Metropolitan Government; Shanghai Biennale; Victoria and Albert Museum; and MACBA Barcelona amongst others.
 
He trained at the Royal College of Art where he currently leads a Masters platform focusing on experimental co-design.