A landscape in waiting: Construction materials stacked in Ishinomaki, Japan.
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Construction materials awaiting placement in Minami-Sanriku, Japan.
This piece was initially commissioned and published by Art Journal Open, a digital scholarly journal of CAA, in October 2018. Very many thanks to the Art Journal Open editorial staff, as well as two anonymous reviewers whose critical feedback helped improve the project greatly. Gratitude to Richard Halberstadt, Mr. and Mrs. Honma of Ishinomaki, Koan Ko, Shin Mizukoshi, and Osamu Sakura for sharing their perspectives and insights on the events of March 3, 2011 and subsequent recovery and reconstruction efforts. Thanks to Yuichiro Suzuki for proofing the Japanese to English translations. Funding support for this research comes from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Liberal Arts.
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