Pro Infirmis «Because who is perfect?»
Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a malformed spine. The campaign has been devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organisation for the disabled. Entitled “Because who is perfect? Get closer.”, it is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities. Director Alain Gsponer has captured the campaign as a short film.
Actually this one has like nothing to do with Japan at all, but I’d like to share this project with you. Maybe some of you have already watched it. Jasmin, one of those five persons, is a friend of mine and an adorable woman. Everyone should remember: they might look different, but just want to be accepted from everyone.
2043. Volcano Roll. That’s one I’ve never tried before. Looks delish!
The Shinsetsu-kyo bridge over the Ingetsu-chi pond and the the island called Gosho-u at the Shōsei-en Garden (渉成園) in Kyoto City.