Museum of Anthropology at UBC curator Fuyubi Nakamura will host an online tour of the exhibition A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11.
The event will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which resulted in immense damage and death and caused the tsunami that engulfed the Fukushima nuclear plant.
"This exhibition derives from Nakamura’s personal experience in the disaster region," reads the event info on the MOA website. "She was involved with relief and recovery activities as a volunteer from May to August in 2011 in three different locations in Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered the largest number of casualties.
"Nakamura will share what went into making the exhibition and what the artists and other collaborators from Japan say about their experience of the disaster and the recovery process in relation to their work."
Cosponsored with the Centre for Japanese Research at UBC, the prerecorded tour with Nakamura—in Japanese with English subtitles—will be followed by a live Q & A session with the curator in English and Japanese.
The free Zoom event takes place at 7 p.m. Pacific time and you can register here.