10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake: Online Curator Tour of A Future for Memory
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021 | 7 – 8PM PST (FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021 | 12 – 1PM JAPAN STANDARD TIME)
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which hit Japan on March 11, 2011, please join Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura for an online tour of A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia to reflect on the event and learn from the recovery process.
This exhibition derives from Nakamura’s personal experience in the disaster region. She was involved with relief and recovery activities as a volunteer from May to August in 2011 in three different locations in Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered the largest number of casualties (see F. Nakamura, "Memory in the debris" in Anthropology Today, June 2012). This is your chance to virtually experience this powerful and moving exhibition. Nakamura will share what went into making the exhibition and what the artists and other collaborators from Japan say about their experience of the disaster and the recovery process in relation to their work.
This event is a pre-recorded tour with MOA curator Fuyubi Nakamura—in Japanese with English subtitles—followed by a live Q & A session in English and Japanese.
Online via Zoom • Free, Registration Required.