Gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States, and it also has enormous impacts on residents' lives. "37 years 5 weeks and 1 day" is a book designed based on gentrification stories and captures the last days of the oldest hair salon in Chinatown, New York. This book is bilingual, and it's divided into several sections introducing different aspects of the salon, including people, snapshots and lettering, propaganda, and so on.
My name is Huiqi Qiu. I grew up in Xiamen, China. At the age of 15, I moved to Vancouver, Canada for high school. After that, I went to Boston University to study graphic design. I am now a grad student at the School of Visual Arts. What I’ve gained from living in different places and interacting with diverse individuals enhances my passion to be a better designer. I chose design as my career because in the sensitive time we live in, I see graphic design as the most effective media to tackle social issues we are facing. I hope to use design to speak up, empower, and connect people.