Book Launch in London at the DAIWA Anglo-Japan Foundation on May 3rd

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Book Launch Series 2012

 

Fukushima Colours

 

By Elin Lindqvist                                                                         Published by Langenskiöld

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Talk at 6pm, followed by a drinks reception to 8pm

Admission free

 

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle

London NW1 4QP

Baker Street

 

In her reportage book Fukushima Colours, multilingual author Elin Lindqvist has documented the aftermath of the crisis, in collaboration with Japanese journalist Yuko Ota, and Japanese photographer Yoshikazu Fukuda. She has closely followed eight individuals or groups of individuals representing different parts of Japanese society all through 2011, in order to see how people affected by the crisis have recovered. Through these individual stories, we hear the emergence of a common voice striving towards a more sustainable and ecological future in Japan.

* The book will be available on the day at the discounted price of £18.

 

Elin Lindqvist was born in Tokyo in 1982 and currently lives in England. She has studied at New York University in New York and Sophia University in Tokyo. She is an international writer, and has published three novels in Swedish (Tokyo natt, 2002; Tre röda näckrosor, 2005 and Facklan, 2009). She also works as a freelance journalist, dramaturge and translator. In the spring of 2011, she reported about the catastrophe in Japan for Sweden’s largest newspaper Aftonbladet, and she wrote about the aftermath of the crisis for leading daily newspapers Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden and Aftenposten in Norway.

 

Dr Akira Matsuda studies the relationship between archaeology – and more broadly cultural heritage – and the general public from anthropological and sociological points of view. He is currently doing research into the representation of damage caused by natural disasters in Japan over the last 500 years. Matsuda completed his PhD in public archaeology at University College London in 2009. He worked as a project-based consultant in UNESCO’s Division of Cultural Heritage in 2004 and 2005, and was a Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures from January 2009 to August 2011. Since 2010, he has been teaching at the School of World Art Studies and Museology, UEA, and most recently co-edited a book, New Perspectives in Global Public Archaeology (Springer, 2011) with Okamura Katsuyuki. He is the Membership Secretary of the World Archaeological Congress, and is now working on the publication of a book on cultural heritage in East Asia.

 

 

This event is free but booking is essential. Places can be booked at:  http://www.dajf.org.uk/events/booking-form.

Alternatively, this form can be sent by post to: The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP; or by fax to: 020 7486 2914      Ref: 20120503

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