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McTyeire Fireside Chat: “Even Concrete Can Be Kawaii in Japan”

Posted by on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Archives, News.

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