Research about racism in The Netherlands
Beginning of Rui Jun's graduation year
Start of research of racism towards Chinese people in The Netherlands and other western countries. Looking for representation within the film, music and entertainment industry.
Start crowdfunding on Gofundme
Looking for financial support
To realize the concept of the game Rui Jun had in mind, financial support is needed. The start of the crowdfunding has started.
Founding of Facebook group Asian Raisins
Start of a community and anti-racism group
Within a few weeks the group has grown into a successful community of 2000 people. It currently has almost 4000 people, with a team of volunteers around The Netherlands. The start of a new movement.
Speech 'Dag van Empathie 2020'
Rui Jun was invited to do a speech
During the 'Dag van Empathie' (Day of Empathy) , Rui Jun was invited to give a speech. She shared her personal experiences with the audience. You can watch the speech here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_4v9gnpewM
Graduation presentation went viral
Rui Jun shared her presentation video
For the presentation of her graduation at Minerva, she shared her presentation video on Instagram and this went viral on Instagram. She shared the reality of the racism towards Chinese people and of East-Asian descent.
You can watch it here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCTkfTNJZGo
2020 - 2021
Cancellation of graduation show
Because of Covid-19 the plan of the big graduation show was cancelled, the game couldn't be created. Rui Jun's put work and effort in campaigns and growing of foundation Asian Raisins.
Second photoshoot for the game
Taking photos of 30 indivisuals
Producing, taking photo's and editting 30 different people in a span of 5 days.
Releasing Guess Who: Asian Edition card game
Working on producing the game
Experimenting with sizes, design and production. Releasing test and final product.
May 6th - June 30th 2022
Exhibition 'IkAzië' at OBA Amsterdam
Free to visit
Exhibition with artist talks.
October 15th - December 9th 2022
Theatershow 'De bananengeneratie'
The game will be travelling through The Netherlands
Play the game before or after watching the theatershow
October 13th 2022
Won Gold Lamp 'Dutch Creativity Awards'
Category: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Jury feedback: One of the jury members literally proclaimed: “I wish this existed 20 years ago.” From the design of the packaging to the cards and the photography – every aspect is top notch. This is made with true passion and visibly embedded in the community it is addressing. ‘Guess Who: The Asian Edition’ has made people think about what it means to be an Asian. We’re big fans.