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Cultivating the “intervals” between disasters

  • Art Project

Amidst the global climate crisis, we could be said to be living in the “intervals” between frequent natural disasters. In our daily lives we need to prepare for disasters that could occur at any time; and in the event of a disaster, to minimize the damage and have the strength to get back on our feet.
Perhaps one way to engage with disaster in our daily lives is to exchange words about local culture, to act together, and to think about past disasters and local events by way of artistic expression.
For this Artpoint Meeting, together with our guests we engage in in-depth discussion of this topic through a talk and film screening.


14:00-14:10 Opening

14:10-14:40 Keynote speech
“Cultivating the “intervals” between disasters”
Speaker: Norio Maki (Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)

14:40-15:00 Presentation
“Creating opportunities for passing down experiences through the spoken word”
Speaker: Natsumi Seo (Artist/ General Incorporated Association NOOK)

15:00-15:25 Film screening
Haruka Komori +Natsumi Seo “Naming typhoons” (25 mins/2022)

A documentary film featuring conversation between residents as they consider how to communicate their experiences of Typhoon No.19 which hit Marumori Town in Migayi Prefecture in 2019.

15:25-15:35 Break

15:35-16:30 Discussion
Speaker: Norio Maki, Natsumi Seo
Moderator: Risei Sato (Arts Council Tokyo)

16:30-17:00 Closing/social session

*Program is subject to change.

Participation fee

Free *Sign language support available.


100 (Advance reservation required.)

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Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8435 (Weekday 10:00 – 18:00)


Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo



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