This series of design and planning workshops, conducted with individuals representing various local community groups impacted by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, focused on the newly planned single-use commercial areas slated to be raised 10 meters above sea level, of Shizugawa, Minami Sanriku. Each participant selected an 800m X 100m section of the new plan, visually documenting their memories, concerns, and hopes for the future, in order to increase communication between official and grass-roots planning efforts.

Miho Mazereeuw, Sky Milner, Ted Gilman, Maya Holden, Kenya Endo

Summer 2013