After Images Exhibition

Sketches by Australian architects in solidarity with Japan

Opening and Auction 28 October, 6:00pm (bids close 7:30pm) | Exhibition to 12 November
Boutwell Draper Gallery, 82-84 George St, Redfern

Nagashizu Workshop Stage 1

Nagashizu Workshop Project, Stage One, courtesy of @nakatalab

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.

Nagashizu Flood Map

Flood map of Nagashizu

Nagashizu Workshop Site Model

Site model of Nagashizu village
Nakata Institute of Miyagi University 2011