Hope Step Japan! Benefit

Two years since the earthquake

9 Mar 2013

The devastating earthquake that attacked Japan on 11 March 2011 and the subsequent nuclear disaster have had a lasting impact on many people's lives. During this benefit Hope Step Japan will reflect critically on the proceedings in Japan, but also celebrate all that is good about Japanese culture. Join us for music, discussion, food and art, and help child victims of the earthquake. This event is free for members. You can get your Club Mediamatic membership online.


Hope Step Japan! at Mediamatic - Photo by Hiroshi Ono. Photo by Hiroshi Ono.


Speakers include Ger Baron on sustainable cities, Peer de Rijk (WISE) on the current development of nuclear industry in Japan, and Nishiko and Keiko Sato on approaching the disaster through art. Exhibitions showcase work by for instance multi-media artist and journalist Juri Suzuki, and an improv dance performance comes courtesy of Amsterdam-based dancers Makiko Ito (JP), Eiichi Kimura (JP), Tashi Iwaoka (JP), and Sayaka Akitsu. For more detailed information about the program, visit the Hope Step Japan website.

More information

Doors open at 13:00. The program lasts until 20:00. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10-12, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Entrance: Club Mediamatic membership (free for children under 12). All proceeds will be transferred to the organization for helping children in Fukushima.

You can become a member of Club Mediamatic for €5,- for 4 weeks. This gives you free access to our exhibition and discounts on, or free access to, our events.