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DISASTER AND DESIGN / Asia in Resonance 2019


Event Report (Japanese text only)

Exhibition and workshop featuring creative Asian endeavors on the themes of disaster and environmental issues

There will be an exhibition of film photography, three-dimensional models, and other disaster-awareness artworks created by Fellows who participated in the HANDs! -Hope and Dreams- Project, which is organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center. Hands-on workshops will also be held. The HANDs! -Hope and Dreams- Project was launched by the Japan Foundation Asia Center in 2014 to form a next-generation disaster-prevention network.
"Disaster and Design" showcases various productive works focused on tackling natural disasters. The works have been created by the HANDs! Project participants (called Fellows) who have been trained through our past projects.
These works, created in cooperation with local residents, are not merely works of art, but are things that increase resilience to disasters and provide people with an opportunity to think about environmental issues that might contribute to natural disasters. Through this exhibition and with the power of design, we expect to find new ways to confront natural disasters, which can happen at any time.

Live Performance and Workshop

  • Live creation of 3D-map model (July 2 to July 7)
  • Live creation and workshop of trash puppets (July 2 to July 7)
  • Story creating workshop (July 13 to July 14)

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A poster of event-DISASTER AND DESIGN

Event Details

Dates July 2, 2019 (Tue.) to July 15, 2019 (Mon./public holiday)
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
* On July 15, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Atelier East (B1F)
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Googlemap

Organizer The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Co-organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Exhibition Design HASEGAWA AKIRA Architects

HANDs! -Hope and Dreams- Project

Asia in Resonance 2019

The Japan Foundation Asia Center is holding the "Asia in Resonance 2019", a series of events introducing its various cultural exchange programs between Japan and Southeast Asia. The broad range of special events includes cross-border productions of stage performances and films, an international friendly soccer match in which the ASIAN ELEVEN team of selected Southeast-Asian players will play against a team from Japan, and a "NIHONGO Partners" symposium. These events are an opportunity to enjoy the resonance created by the strengthened ties between Southeast Asia and Japan. And as well as being an opportunity to look back at the achievements of mutual cultural exchange which the Asia Center have been holding over the last five years, this festival will provide a springboard to further deepen ties between Japan and Southeast Asia.
"Asia in Resonance 2019" is scheduled to also be held in Southeast Asia.

This is the certified project of beyond 2020 program.