Sichuan earthquake student casualties excel list by Ai Weiwei

On 15 December 2008, Ai supported an investigation, started by another Chinese artist, into student casualties in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The investigation aimed to compile a list of students killed in the earthquake by 12 May 2009, the earthquake’s first anniversary. As of 14 April 2009, the list had accumulated 5,385 names. Ai published the collected names as well as numerous articles documenting the investigation on his blog which was shut down by Chinese authorities in May 2009. He also posted his list of names of schoolchildren who died on the wall of his office at FAKE Design in Beijing.


Born and raised in Tokyo, Junsuke Yamasaki worked with Dazed & Confused Japan until 2010, and is now Editor of Vogue Hommes Japan. He started his own magazine project in 2010, and is about to publish the 2nd issue, untitled #2,  this summer.  He recently published artist Matthew Stone's first book The Body Beyo... View morend, and has been busy curating a concept store in Harajuku that opens in April, whilst setting up and producing shoots in Tokyo for photographers and style publications, an invaluable friend to many international design talents, who he tirelessly continues to support.