Professor Timo Rissanen introduced himself by telling us that he is committed to empowering students to make a difference in any field when they graduate from Parsons. This statement resonates with the question I raised in my last post: How do you define success? Certainly, Rissanen seconds the notion that success can come in various forms. He made me believe it does not matter if it is a single step or a small action; we all share responsibility, and together we can make a difference within society and maybe create a utopia.
Thus, today, here, instead of feeling helpless and frustrated, I attempted to become an activist like Rissanen who emphasizes fashion as activism. I decided to share a new Chinese documentary titled “Under the Dome,” produced by renowned investigative journalist Chai Jing, who used her own money – more than 1 million RMB ($159,000) – to fund the film.
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