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1000 Paper Cranes (December 2009, Barcelona, World AIDS Day)

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1000 Paper Cranes is a collaborative origami project for an HIV/AIDS exhibition held every December 1 in Barcelona. It comes from the old Japanese legend that folding 1000 paper cranes will make the Crane God grant you a wish, and was popularized through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during the Second World War, who developed leukemia and began folding cranes hoping she will be cured. During this project, I asked many people to collaborate and fold the thousand cranes in honor of those with HIV or have died from complications due to AIDS.

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