‘Embodying ethics : Endangered’ is an unique project from Rohan Chhabra. The project was exhibited at the 2013 London Design Festival.
After graduation Rohan worked as a Product Designer with sportswear label Nike for 2 years. Since 2013, Rohan decided to work independently on the project in this post.
Rohan: The project ‘Embodying ethics : Endangered’ aims to inform the issue of extinction of critical endangered species. By designing a series of hunting jackets that turn into representations of the animal under threat, reminds us of our complicity in the problem. As merely a fashion item, there is a sense in which the hunter jacket empowers without guilt, but then it reminds us of the ultimate source of this potency- the act of slaying a living creature and transforming it into an object, a decorative accessory, a trophy. Rather than condemning the hunter outright, they enable us to recognise the hunter in ourselves.
I really love this transformation. And as an advertising enthusiast I would like to see the next step.
Showing the work in selected design spaces is great. An ambient installation in in shop windows could have much impact.
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