McTyeire Fireside Chat: “Even Concrete Can Be Kawaii in Japan”
By Gerald Figal, Professor of Asian Studies and History
This presentation looks at an unsuspected subculture of artists, designers, otaku, and everyday consumers who have transformed the multi-ton concrete coastal armor units, known as tetrapods, into objects of aesthetic appreciation, fetishistic desire, and cute commodification.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 pm
McTyeire, Fireside Lounge
Audience: Campus community