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An observation of post-earthquake community projects in Japan By Lew Pik-Svoon

Tuesday 8 November 2011 (8:30pm)
Venue: Five Arts Centre, 27 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000  Kuala Lumpur

In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Asahi Art Festival, seven community art practitioners from Asia were invited to participate in a 9 day study tour in the Tohoku region. The study tour in August 2011, focused on efforts by the local commnity to rebuild the devastated region that was hit by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in March 2011.

Malaysian delegate, Lew Pik-Svonn, of Projek Chow Kit Kita will be sharing her experience and views on the study tour. Pik-Svonn will analyze these projects from the perspective of using art as a tool for community building.

Lew Pik-Svonn is the co-founder and project manager of Projek Chow Kit Kita. Chow Kit Kita is a community mapping project by teens of Chow Kit for their community. Using arts, this project highlights the wonder of everyday life that goes on in Chow Kit through the eyes of teenagers living there.

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