Roundtable VI: Disaster, Rebuilding, Memorials and Heritage Narratives Related to Natural Disasters

A. Mizushima (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


Disaster destroy lives, buildings and nature. They are therefore the starting point for innovations. The consequences of earthquakes, fires, floods present us with a dilemma: Do we rebuild demolished buildings according to the model of the historical buildings or do we replace them with modern, newest, high-quality architecture? In recent years, memorializing natural disasters has been related to disaster risk reduction. Building architectural memorials for the facilitation of the mourning processes, for example, is advocated as a strategic way toward the reconstruction of societies. This roundtable brings together designers, historians and heritage specialists to discuss the implications of disaster, rebuilding in memorialization in global context.
Period28 Nov 2019
Held atArchitecture and the Built Environment
Degree of RecognitionInternational