2009, 07, 05. The whole city is in grief, but we are strong—for this topic I will create a design visual language to convey two sides of perspective, as an insider to describe the trauma that had taken since the incident happened, to express my emotion for my community, and as a person to come out of the shadow to express the city is recovering.
The Xinjiang government blocked our internet for a whole year, severing our connection to the outer world, and every province in China. We couldn't text each other, we couldn’t go far away or have fun with our friends like we usually did.
The indignation, the sadness—it’s still there after so many years, but we are trying to survive from that. There are people still suffering from the trauma, still holding it back. What’s the insight? Why am I scared, why am I angry, why do I still feel emotional about it today? Why do I feel abandoned by my own country?
“I think I’m okay”
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“The images were blurry, it kept rolling and rolling in my mind like an old video tape but in grey”