2-Year Commemoration of Japan 3.11 Earthquake


Our upcoming symposium on Sunday March 10th will shed light on creative responses to Tohoku and aims to stimulate critical dialogue for change across social, cultural, political and economic boundaries. The program includes exciting presentations by renowned scholars, filmmakers, performance artists, organizers and student-led groups all dedicated to various aspects of relief and community rebuilding. The speakers will challenge and inspire us to discuss the place of creativity in disaster-stricken countries and encourage us to engage in actions for change.


Date and Time:
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
2:00-5:00PM + Food Reception
The Diana Event Oval (LL 1)
The Diana Center, Barnard College
Columbia University
3009 Broadway New York, NY 10027
Chim↑Pom | Artist Collective
Jake Price | Filmmaker/Photographer
Shimpei Takeda | Artist/Photographer
Yuhei Suzuki | Community Organizer
Shun Kanda | MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative
Matthew Bunza | MIT Lecturer in Architecture
Alisa Prager | Nishimiya Fellows Program
Kirsten Homma | Nishimiya Fellows Program
Susan J. Onuma | Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Dr. Robert Yanagisawa | Mount Sinai
Dr. Shunichi Homma | Columbia University

*This event is co-sponsored by Consortium for Japan Relief, Japanese Medical Support Network, US-Japan Foundation, Japan Society, 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, and EN Japanese Brasserie.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact us at nyjapan311@gmail.com



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