After Landscape: reimagining the post-tsunami landscape Past Event

Presented by Heike Rahmann
Photo of a newly constructed seawall in Kesennuma with a height of 12.5 m.
Seawall in Kesennuma, TP+12

March 11, 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Tohoku. Within minutes the unprecedented triple disaster devastated local communities and caused significant environmental destruction. This installation reflects on the road to recovery and the power of design as a medium for social and environmental transformation. Drawings, photographs, videos, and virtual models trace stories that uncover memories, dreams, hopes, and aspirations to design and build a better future after unimaginable loss and devastation.

The exhibition space consists of two independent works: After Landscape and Rewilding the Sky. The two installations stem from a conversation initiated by designers in reshaping the ground and sky. The discourse is framed within the practice of landscape architecture.

Dr Heike Rahmann

RMIT University

Prof Emeritus Masao Hijikata

Waseda University

Hashikami Machizukuri Promotion Council

Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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