“Eight Storeys” is commenting on the supply and demand pressures of the fashion industry, drawing on the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh that occurred on April 24th 2013.
Rana Plaza was built originally to house shops and offices. However bowing to the garment industry’s increasing demand, three additional storeys, accommodating heavy machinery and hundreds of workers, were illegally added to the structure. This ultimately led to the building’s collapse, killing 1129 workers.
My project addresses both the demise of local manufacturing, and emphasises the need for transparency in supply chains.