Permission to Live

 

Stephen Phelan first visited Onagawa in the aftermath of the Japanese Tsunami in 2011. He has visited the town several times since and charted the struggle to rebuild after the destruction. Here he looks at redevelopment of the town through the prism of temporary housing by the Pritzker Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban and how this might inform the future.

Author
Stephen Phelan
Illustration
Stephen Mackie
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