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This Could Save Your Life: Creative Design and Disaster Preparedness

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, UL102 63 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10003

Japan is rife with natural disasters – earthquakes, tsunami, typhoons, volcanic eruptions and floods.

As a result, the country is a leader in disaster preparedness. Since 2006 Hirokazu Nagata, founder of NPO Plus Arts, and the vice director of the Design Creative Center Kobe, have been working with designers, social innovators and architects to craft thoughtful and creative design to build awareness and prepare communities for disasters. Nagata will introduce his broad body of work, which includes collaborations with companies such as MUJI and AIG, preparing families though games and camps, pocket manuals for employees, and innovative emergency shelters.  

 

Speaker: Hirokazu Nagata, Chair of NPO Plus Arts

Host: Robert Kirkbride, Dean SCE, Associate Dean of Parsons School of Design and Associate Professor  of Arch and Product Design

Sponsored by Parsons' School of Constructed Environments.

This event was made possible with the cooperation of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and Japan Society.

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