A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)
Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)
We will be in North America to do Relief 2.0: Tohoku - Road to the Future in Nov 2012.
As part of the global launch of Markets of Hope, the organization Relief 2.0 will host a conference about efficient response and sustainable recovery disaster.
We are looking for collaboration to run this show in North America and Mexico (Jan 2013) and if you have a Gallery or a venue, I would be glad to come. I would appreciate accomodations as well.
The show and exhibition is usually a 1 weekend event, and I've done shows that are 1 week or 1 day.
The photographic exhibition "Road to the Future Japan: March 2011 - March 2012" documents the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan in March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. The visual tour includes a series of photos of before and after and hopeful images of triumph of human will and social solidarity on the unpredictable nature of the attacks. The exhibition was opened in the Grameen Creative Lab at Kyushu University in Japan in the presence of the Nobel Peace Prize Muhammad Yunus. It was presented in Boston, Mexico, Singapore, Fukuoka and Tokyo, and will continue to Boston, New York, Seattle, Haiti, Switzerland and Italy.
There will also be art from disaster survivor and artist Isao Hasegawa, a great international artist (more information here.) And art from Miller Ramirez and various other artists. There will be framed art as well ass large canvases. On display will also be handicrafts made by the people living in the shelters, the products are for sale, empowering them with a way to make a living.
To kick off the exhibition, a lecture will be given on Relief 2.0’s efficiently traverse model of traveling around the last mile in disaster response with independent units of local actors supported by social networks and mobile technologies and also by the Markets of Hope initiative of inclusive and sustainable recovery.
Relief 2.0is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the United States born from experience in the field of multidisciplinary teams in Haiti and Japan. These experiences have been articulated as a replicable model for Stanford University and the National University of Singapore that seeks to reduce the displacement of local capacity and the exclusion of local actors in disaster response and recovery through the philosophy of "NEVER HELP: engage, enable, empower and connect."Markets of Hope is a global market for products and services from disaster areas and disadvantaged areas to promote recovery and sustainable human development with inclusion, dignity and income generation and opportunities.
The lecture will be given by Robin Low,, co-founder of Relief 2.0, CEO of Greenyarn LLC, founder of xSandals, and various other social enterprises. Robin has been a mentor at Grameen Creative Labs and NUS Enterprise and speaker in over 10 countries in America, Europe and Asia, including TEDxKRP conferences, and TEDxHayward and presentations at the National University of Singapore, University of Kyushu in Japan, Harvard, Emerson College and Salem State College in USA.
-- Robin Low
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