Japan Forum caught up with Franz Prichard to talk about his new book Residual Futures: The Urban Ecologies of Literary and Visual Media of 1960s and 1979s Japan.
In the podcast Dr Prichard talks about the Cold War, Japan's urban makeover, and the synchronic transformation in the mental, the social, and environmental ecologies. But it is not all heavy going. Along the way he talks about the enchantment of Nakahira Takuma’s photography, the topological readings of Maeda Ai and Abe Kōbō, and a forgotten documentary gem by Tsuchimoto Noriaki, a director closely associated with his oeuvre on Minamata disease.
The link to the podcast can be found here:
Chief Editor- Japan Forum