An article showcasing みんなの舞台 Minna no Butai – a Stage for All was recently published in the Japanese publication the Journal of Architecture and Building Science (JABS):
Construction of ‘A stage for all’—
Attempts for Temporary Housings 3-4 years After the Disaster
みんなの舞台 Minna no Butai – a Stage for All was built in Summita-cho, Irate-ken by the 2014 MIT Japan Design Workshop in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s Otsuki Lab.
The author, Saori Imoto, is a Research Associate at the University of Tokyo and a 2005-2006 Veneto Experience alumna.
The full article (in Japanese) can be read and downloaded here.
In remembrance of the third anniversary of 3.11, here are some thoughts from Shun Kanda as shared with the Asia Society. You can find the article on their website or in this PDF available for download.
How have you commemorated this year’s anniversary?
We have not forgotten.
“When we talk about crises, they are instruments, or tools. [...] They’re not independently transformative. They’re tools in the service of people with preferences, and those preferences are remarkably sticky.”
Richard Samuels, in a recent article published in MIT News on Japanese politics and policy since the triple disaster in 2011
The Initiative’s efforts in creating disaster resiliency was the main feature in the latest edition of MIT School of Architecture + Planning‘s newsletter publication, PLAN 81. The story showcases our work from last summer’s workshop to the present in response to the “urgent need for community centers to facilitate social interaction and serve as a symbol for the town’s resurgence of hope.”
Read more here.
The Initiative has been in the public eye, most recently as a feature in Architectural Record. The article is a thoughtful and thorough overview of the group’s activities to date. Accompanying the article is a slideshow with some great photos, showcasing important developments from Year One.