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Educational Exhibition Design

Tokyo, Japan

Suicide has become a serious and extremely costly global health problem, affecting people of different ages, cultures, and socioeconomic groups.


The exhibit creates a “space of consciousness”, that allows the audience to develop an understanding of sympathy by recognizing another person’s suffering. The audience is led through a visceral experience trying to evoke a feeling of deep empathy for the struggles, fears and pain a suicidal person faces everyday. Through this emotional experience this exhibition tries to promote a consciousness for people to take care of themselves within others, thus building a deeper human connection based on care and understanding.


[Did you ever feel like you are suffocating …?]

The World Health Organization estimates a suicide is committed every 40 seconds. Suicide has become a serious and extremely costly global health problem, affecting people of different ages, cultures, and socioeconomic groups. Every death is a tragedy for family, friends and colleagues. The main reason causing the tragic is that they can’t receive fair and equal treatment and be treated with respect. What’s worse than the disease is the backwardness of social recognition and the infringement on human rights.


Tokyo, Japan

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The location selected at Maruai Station Square, which is in front of Tokyo Station. Many young people choose to jump track to end their life.


The target audience is focus on someone on the verge of suicide or who attamping sucidcial already with struggling long time. It is also target on someone who without any knowleage about suicide.

The online ticketing system require link to social media such as twitter and facebook. The AI system will easily access personal statues when people buythe ticket online. The purpose of this system is to use techology to distinguish the vistors’ mental state.






The exhibition installations are sequential and curated to communicate messages of awareness, familiarity, and reflection. In order to guide visitors through a clear understanding of suicide experience, “窒息” is set muti-experience in a one-direction circulation with a clear entrance and exit.












“In The Cage“

“In Your Eyes“








Back / Exit



“In The Cage“

“In Your Eyes“


Front / Entrance



The entrance is set as a sharp angle that brings visitors into a narrow and dims space to create a heavy feeling. Shuttling through this narrow path, visitors can feel a sense of composure.

Falling / Information Wall

The information of the exhibition on the angled wall is accompanied by flickering light slowly turn to extinguished on the screen. Visitors can feel life falling like a star through this space.


Turn a corner, the ballons displayed separate in different enclosed box.The actual descrpiton of the person who committed suicide is on each ballon, are set along the space’s interior perimeter and presented within customized system of vitrines. The enclosed boxes layout is designed to protect those “actual experience”, the visitor can push the button below the “window” which is intimately experienced all those truth through a series of small openings that reveal each “case”.

In The Cage

Locked / Wrapped  / Sinked / Squeezed

In Your Eyes / Screen Projection


Resting / Seating  / Chating / Enjoying / Playing

Spot / Consult

It is on the second floor, which helps suicidal people start trying to open their mind and trying to communicate with others. The staff will lead them on the second floor if people really need help. Caring from strangers or from the people who have similar experiences can make them feel a sense of warmth, especially in Japan.




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