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This Could Save Your Life: Creative Design and Disaster Preparedness Lecture with Hirokazu Nagata

November 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 + Arts (Plus Arts) and the vice director of the Design Creative Center Kobe, has been working with designers, social innovators and architects to craft thoughtful and creative design to create awareness and prepare communities for disasters.

On Friday, November 4, 2016, at 6:30pm, join the Japan Society for an introduction to his broad body of work, which includes collaborations with companies such as MUJI and AIG, preparing families through games and camps, pocket manuals for employees, and innovative emergency shelters, among other imaginatively designed products. Mr. Nagata will also lead us through a mini-workshop to make our own disaster-preparedness plates.

The talk will be followed by a reception—save your disaster-preparedness plates!

Tickets cost $12.00 for the public; $10.00 for Japan Society members, seniors & students. To learn more, or to purchase tickets, please click here.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017


November 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York,


Japan Society