QIQI'S LAST DREAM
— art direction
The baiji is a type of freshwater dolphin thought to be the first dolphin species driven to extinction due to the impact of humans — damming, overfishing and poaching. Nicknamed "Goddess of the Yangtze", river in China they used to inhabit, shy and timid baiji had the ability to sleep and have dreams like humans. Qiqi, who was rescued from a fishing net and died in 2002 after living in captivity for two decades, was one of the last surviving members of the species.
Over the last century our planet has permanently lost nearly 500 animal species. Inspired by 2019 year’s Dutch Design Week theme: If not now, then when?, at W+K Amsterdam in Design Studio we curated a "Lost and Not Found" exhibition dedicated to 12 of these species. Featuring over 50 artists, all proceeds from the exhibition will go to Rain Forest Trust fund.
This is my contribution.