Project Sunshine for Japan - Connecting Traces of Memory

Earthquakes, flood waves, volcanic eruptions – humanity cannot influence those natural disasters. True to the motto “your colours can brighten up the land of the rising sun again”, Mansoureh Rahnama started the initiative “Project sunshine for Japan” after the devastating triple catastrophe in Japan in March 2011. From 9 – 21 March 2103, the exhibition “Project Sunshine for Japan – Connecting Traces of Memory”, which developed from this project, will be presented at the Depot Dortmund, Germany, together with an artistic installation.

“Project Sunshine for Japan” is a global campaign in terms of a poster competition on the catastrophe in Fukushima. About 400 designers from 40 countries participated in the competition and expressed their sympathy for the victims of the disaster in Japan. The reception and the quality of the works was overwhelming. A jury of notable designers chose the 100 most convincing posters out of 589 submissions. On 9 March 2013 from 6 p.m., the 100 exhibits of “Project Sunshine for Japan” will be presented in an exciting literary and musical evening event.

Along with the exhibition a catalogue will be published, with a foreword written by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot. The exhibition catalogue features the awarded posters in form of an extensive publication with articles by international authors from 16 countries in 13 languages, which broach the issue of the triple catastrophe in different ways. The cover of the book has been designed by red dot juror Prof. Uwe Loesch.

Project Sunshine for Japan – Connecting Traces of Memory
International poster exhibition and artistical installation

Exhibition in the Kulturort Depot
10 – 21 March 2013
Mon – Fri 2 – 7 p.m.
Sat and Sun 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Uhr

Saturday, 9 March 2013 at 6 p.m. in presence of several designers, authors and artists with book-signing

Kulturort Depot
Immermannstraße 29
44147 Dortmund
Tel.: +49 231 900 806

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