10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake: Online Curator Tour of A Future for Memory

When 11 Mar 2021
10:00PM - 11:00PM
Where Museum of Anthropology University of British Columbia
6393 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver V6T 1Z2

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which hit Japan on March 11, 2011, please join Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura for an online tour of A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia to reflect on the event and learn from the recovery process.

This exhibition derives from Nakamura’s personal experience in the disaster region. 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 (see F. Nakamura, ”Memory in the debris” in Anthropology Today, June 2012). 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.

This event is a pre-recorded tour with MOA curator Fuyubi Nakamura—in Japanese with English subtitles—followed by a live Q & A session in English and Japanese.

Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura is a sociocultural anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of art and museum studies. She is MOA’s Curator for Asia, and is Associate Member of the Departments of Anthropology and Asian Studies at UBC. Dr. Nakamura taught at Oxford, the Australian National University and University of Tokyo, and curated exhibitions internationally prior to joining UBC in 2014. Her last exhibition, Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia (2017), was the recipient of the Canadian Museum Association Award of Outstanding Achievement in the Research – Art category in 2018.


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Image courtesy of the event organizer.