Contribution to the “Amazing Panda” initiative: design and customization of a Panda inspired by one of the 56 Chinese minority nation.
My choice: The YOA minority based in the mountainous terrain of the southwest and south of China & in Vietnam.
In the last census, the YOA people numbered 2.637.421 in China. This number is on the left foot of my Panda. The #symbol is also seen in many of the YOA fabrics, long before Instagram!
Pandas were visible at the Shanghai Exhibition Center endof June. They are currently travelling 2 months in the Galeries Lafayette stores in the main cities of China. A way to valorize minority cultures through Art viewed by a collective of international artists.