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WE league 'women empowerment' trophy rises against gender stereotypes

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‘women empowerment trophy’ takes shape as a sculpture made entirely of glass. designed for yogibo WE league (the japanese women’s football league that has started last year), the trophy represents a force that fights invisible obstacles. this fragile material refers to the various barriers experienced by women in society. and the trophy is proof that these barriers are breaking. created by female craftsmen and designers of sugahara glassworks inc., and as its name reveals, this project seeks to convey messages for gender equality, social inclusion, and diversity.WE league 'women empowerment' trophy rises against gender stereotypesall images by WE league

 

 

breaking  down long-standing stereotypes

 

the construction process of the trophy resembles a ritual. WE league’s chairperson and three women professional football players shoot a couple of footballs into the goal, which was sealed with glazing. some scores after, the glass wall collapsed, scattered in many pieces. then, the team at sugahara glassworks inc. (see more here) carefully collected the fragments and transferred them to the glass workshop. there, with the proper machines and techniques, they reformed the broken pieces using the studio’s glass recycling technology. by layering, heating, and twisting the shards of glass together, the trophy that represents the ‘rising power’ of the WE league took form.

 

this project, not only serves the purpose of the WE league but also it’s a symbol that seeks to break down long-standing stereotypes that haunt a society. 

women empowerment trophy made entirely of glass rises against gender stereotypes

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WE league 'women empowerment' trophy rises against gender stereotypes
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project info:

 

name: yogibo WE league trophy
organizer: japan women’s empowerment professional football league

trophy created by: sugahara glassworks inc.

 

the trophy made its first appearance at the empress’s cup JFA 43rd japan women’s football championship final on 27th february. 

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