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Arnold Newman Lecture on Photography & New Media Symposium: The Life Cycle of the City: Photography and Urbanism after Disaster

9AM Registration opens

9:30AM Keynote speaker: Naoya Hatakeyama

For the last 30 years, Naoya Hatakeyama (b. 1958, Iwate, Japan) has undertaken a photographic examination of the lifecycle of cities and the built environment. For the past seven years, Hatakeyama has photographed the devastating effects of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami on his coastal hometown of Rikuzentakata, Iwate; the images capture the death and rebirth of the city. At Mia, Hatakeyama’s exhibition, “Excavating the Future City: Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama,” March 4–July 22, will include photographs dating from the late 1980s, including the Rikuzentakata photographs.

10:30AM Break

10: 45AM Panel 1 addresses ethics, effects, and empathy in relation to photographs of cities during and after natural disasters featured in fine art or documentary photography, news media, museum exhibitions, scholarly research, and classroom contexts.

Panelists:
Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator emerita, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, whose exhibitions and publications include WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath and The History of Japanese Photography.

Gennifer Weisenfeld, professor of art history and visual studies and Dean of the Humanities, Duke University, and author of Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923.

Manny Fernandez, New York Times Houston Bureau Chief, who covered Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

Moderated by Yasufumi Nakamori, PhD, curator and Head of the Department of Photography and New Media at Mia and organizer of the symposium.

12:30PM Lunch and gallery viewing

2PM Panel 2 examines shifts, innovations, and opportunities in urban planning, architectural design, and urban resilience objectives and strategies in response to natural disasters in American cities such as Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and Minneapolis.

Panelists:
Shohei Shigematsu, architect, OMA Partner and Director of the New York office, whose work includes an urban water strategy for New Jersey post-Hurricane Sandy and a Harvard University research studio on Post-Crisis Urbanism and Architecture.

Kate Knuth, former Chief Resilience Officer at City of Minneapolis.

William Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. A former mayor of Ventura, California, he authored books including Guide to California Planning and Talk City: A Chronicle Of Political Life In An All-American Town.

Moderated by Carissa Slotterback, Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

4PM Exhibition viewing

5PM Museum closes

Generous support provided by Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation and the Gale Family Endowment.

$30; $15 My Mia members, free for Photography & New Media Art Affinity Group members. Click here to register on line.

Optional box lunches: $12, chicken banh mi or mock duck banh mi (veg). Not available for reservation or purchase after Thursday February 22, 2018.