Japan is subject to many natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions; as a result, it is often at the forefront of disaster preparedness. Since 2006 Hirokazu Nagata, founder of the non-profit organization + Arts (Plus Arts) and the Vice Director of the Design Creative Center Kobe (KIITO), has been working with designers, social innovators and architects to create awareness and prepare communities for disasters through thoughtful and creative designs. After his talk at Japan Society last year, Mr. Nagata will be returning to New York for another event. Join us for an introduction to his broad body of work, particularly his work with the traveling “Earth Manual Project Exhibition”. This talk is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Parsons School of Design to bring the Earth Manual Project Exhibition to the US, including a component to localize its content.
The talk by Mr. Nagata will be in Japanese, with consecutive English translation. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, brief panel discussion, and a reception.
Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Location: The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Registration: Admission is free, however, registration is recommended.