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“Don’t Freak, I’m Sikh”

Posted by Tom Megginson | 12-02-2014 17:20 | Category: Religion

Pardeep Singh Bahr. Don't Freak, I'm Sikh

These are challenging times for people who live as conspicuous religious minorities. From Quebec’s proposed “Charter of Values” to American Muslim-Bashing, the pressure to conform is still a great threat to cultural diversity.

Sikh men are often the target of this xenophobia. With their turbans and the controversy about their ceremonial knives, they stand out in western countries. In the UK, noted photographer and stylist Pardeep Singh Bahr is spreading the word about what being Sikh really stands for with his video poem, “Don’t Freak I’m Sikh”:


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Hunting jackets turned into animals under threat

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 14-10-2013 20:59 | Category: Animal rights, Design

Rohan Chhabra - Embodying ethics : Endangered

‘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.


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