This is a reminder of an event not to be missed: Professors James Wescoat and Shun Kanda will be sharing today (Monday the 14th) about the Japan 3/11 Initiative as part of MIT’s Art, Culture, and Technology lecture series. Details below, and hope to see you there!
Monday, November 14 at 7:00 PM
James Wescoat & Shun Kanda
MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative
Bartos Theater at MIT, Wiesner Building (E15), Lower LevelKeynote:………James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, MIT (USA)
…………………Shun Kanda, Senior Lecturer, MIT (USA)
Respondent: …Jegan Vincent de Paul, ACT Lecturer, MIT (USA)
In the aftermath of the disaster suffered in Japan, MIT launched the MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative, a multi-year collaborative project focused on disaster-resilient planning, design and reconstruction. Back from the first MIT Japan 3/11 workshop which took place this summer, Shun Kanda and Jim Wescoat will discuss the process and challenges in planning and implementing alternative strategies for disaster-preparedness. Shun Kanda is a Tokyo native and the Director of Architectural Studies for the MIT-Japan Program. James L. Wescoat, Jr. is Aga Khan Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative: http://web.mit.edu/japan3-11/home.html
MIT Bartos Theater, Wiesner Building (E15)
20 Ames Street, Cambridge
Free and open to the public.
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