Visiting artist at Syracuse University

November 12th, 2017

In October I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Syracuse University in Upstate New York/ USA as a visiting artist. I have a longstanding
relationship with the US as I was an exchange student at Mishawaka High School in Indiana when I was 17 and therefore visiting the US
always feels a little bit like coming home.

On invition of Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler who are both professors at the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University as well as
artist duo Sayler/ Morris who also funded the Canary Project I discussed projects with the graduate students, held a lecture for first year
students and was part of a panel discussion about the ways in which art and architecture can be curcial tools to reinvestigate historic events
and keep them visible for future generations.

The panel discussion was part of a symposium called 'That Day Now', a special series of events at Syracuse University revolving around the
visit by Ms. Keiko Ogura, survivor of the Hiroshima A-bomb blast, storyteller, and peace advocate. The panel discussion was lead by
Edward Morris and besides Ms. Ogura and myself, Linda Zhang, an architect and Harry der Boghosian Fellow, and Yutaka Sho who is an
associate professor at Syracuse Architecture, participated. You can view the discussion here.