The Great East Japan Earthquake: Creative Responses and Social Imagination

March 10, 2013

The Great East Japan Earthquake: Creative Responses and Social Imagination

As we approach the 2nd anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake, renowned scholars, filmmakers, performance artists, organizers and student-led groups will share creative responses to recovery in Tohoku and stimulate dialogue for change across social, cultural, political and economic boundaries. The speakers will challenge and inspire us on the role of creativity in recovery and encourage action for change.

Chim↑Pom, a Tokyo-based artist collective
Jake Price, BBC filmmaker & photographer
Shimpei Takeda, artist & photographer
Yuhei Suzuki, community organizer
Shun Kanda, MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative
Matthew Bunza, MIT Lecturer on Architecture
Robert Yanagisawa, Mount Sinai
Shunichi Homma, Columbia University
Susan J. Onuma, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Alisa Prager & Kirsten Homma, Nishimiya Fellows Program

The program is free, but everyone is encouraged to register.


Co-sponsored by Consortium for Japan Relief, Japanese Medical Support Network, U.S.-Japan Foundation, U.S.-Japan Council, Japanese American Association of New York, Columbia Japan Society, Friends of Japan, Peace Education Network, Japan Studies Student Association, Columbia University Renewable Energy Society, Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School, The Japanese Medical Society of America, Kintetsu International, EN Japanese Brasserie, and Ito En.

  • Sunday, March 10, 2013
  • 2:00 pm