That Day Now: Open Conversation with Keiko Ogura
That Day Now: Shadows Cast by Hiroshima: Open Conversation with Ms. Keiko Ogura
October 26, 5:30 – 6:30pm
FREE with Museum Admission
Members' Council Gallery
Atomic bomb survivor and storyteller Keiko Ogura will hold an open conversation at the Everson Museum. She will visit Syracuse for 10 days in October, as part of the That Day Now program for remembering the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This event at the Everson on the October 26 is a unique opportunity for people to speak with Ms. Ogura in an informal setting, to ask her questions and to relate their own thoughts and experiences. Ms. Ogura will host visitors in the Member’s Council Gallery, which currently houses That Day Now: Shadows Cast by Hiroshima, an exhibition organized and designed by Syracuse University Professors Yutaka Sho, Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler.
Keiko Ogura is the official a-bomb storyteller for the city of Hiroshima and has spent decades traveling Japan and the world telling others about her experience and promoting nuclear nonproliferation. She was 8 years old when the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and she is one of the few survivors old enough at the time of explosion to remember the events clearly. Since 1984, Ogura has led Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace (HIP), which provides free-of-charge tours in Hiroshima informing the public about the atomic bomb and connecting them to a-bomb survivors.
Yutaka Sho focuses on the role of architecture in activism and development discourse, in both global south and north. Her research focuses on planning and building practices in the global south pressured by both the Northern modernization and internal desires for economic, social and environmental sustainabilities. Sho is a founder and a partner at GA Collaborative, a non-profit design firm comprised of architectural and landscape architectural designers that work with people whose access to productive space is limited. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is Assscoiate Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University.
Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler / Morris) use diverse media and participatory projects to investigate and deepen understanding of social and natural ecologies. Their work has been exhibited in diverse venues internationally, including: MASS MoCA, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Walker Art Center, The Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, The Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL), etc. Sayler Morris have been Smithsonian Artist Research Fellows and Artist Fellows at The Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment. In 2008-2009 Sayler and Morris were Loeb Fellows at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 2016, they were awarded the 8th Annual David Brower Art/Act Award. They currently teach in the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University, where they co-direct The Canary Lab.
Child's Tea Set, 1945-52
Everson Museum of Art; The Mary and Paul Brandwein Collection, 97.6.53