Creating workable interventions

Jim Wescoat and Shun Kanda discuss the 3/11 MIT Japan Initiative at the MIT Bathos Theatre (Monday, 14 November, 2011)

Professors Shun Kanda and James Wescoat talked about their intervention in the tsunami hardest hit town of Minami-Sanriku in Japan. An intervention, MIT Japan 3/11, was created right after the disastrous tsunami that hit Japan in March this year. The images of the damage formed the collage of our news images for many days and many posts on Facebook read, ‘God Save Japan’. The presentation titled, Beauty of Place: An Overnight Tragedy described how overwhelming the task was. MIT collaborated with two universities in Japan, Miyagi University and Keoi University.

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