Following a careful assessment of candidate projects with Emergency Architects Australia, the approximately $15,000 raised by the auction has been put to work on the Nagashizu Workshop Project.
Nagashizu is a small village in the township of Minamisanriku, which was largely swept away by the tsunamis. 35 of the 39 households in Nagashizu saw their homes destroyed or damaged in the disaster. The workshop project has and will continue to provide the village with facilities necessary for the processing of marine products, the village's chief industry.
The workshop project is conducted by the Nakata research group at Miyagi University, under ArchiAid, a non-profit network of Japanese architects committed to the recovery of the Tohoku region. The first stage of the project—the construction of primary structure and roof—has been completed. The funds raised by After Images will go towards stage two—the construction of a second adjacent workshop.