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Talk Session: The way of making landscapes: the relay of memory and the role of documentation

  • Lecture / Symposium

Almost six years have past since the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Around the coastal areas of Tohoku, large-scale land development and public housing reconstruction work is ongoing, and visible scars of the disaster are now few. On the other hand, the legacy of memory from the disaster is becoming a significant issue with respect to future earthquakes and other disasters.
What sort of role and significance does documentation have for the passing-on of memories of disasters? We will hear from guests with an accumulated variety of practical experience, and consider the issues together with event participants.


Kyoko Ueda (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University)
Atsushi Matsumoto (record expression and medium organization[remo])
Natsumi Seo (painter, writer)
Risei Sato (Program Officer, Arts Council Tokyo)

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Related information

(Please note related information below is available in Japanese only)

  • Since July 2011 Arts Council Tokyo has continued to implement Art Support Tohoku-Tokyo, a Tokyo Metropolitan Government support project for disaster-stricken communities which leverages art and culture.
    This fiscal year saw the publication of a collection of interviews, “Listening to the Landscape in the 6th year of Tohoku”
    A pdf file of this book is available for download at the website below (also available by regular mail)
    *Copies of the book will be distributed at the talk session
  • You can read guest Natsumi Seo’s serialization “The traveling body: making words and pictures” on the Art Bridge Institute website


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Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
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Arts Council Tokyo ROOM302 [3331 Arts Chiyoda] (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda- ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)