Restricted Residence by Giles Price
. First edition (2020). First impression. Signed and dated by Giles Price. Paperback, in new condition. No markings. Please see pictures. Paypal accepted, any questions please ask.
About Restricted Residence
This book examines the relocation of Japanese citizens to Namie and Iitate, two towns exposed to extreme radioactivity. This was following the catastrophic leak at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Despite the inconclusive scientific consensus of the long-term effects of radiation in the area, in 2017 the Japanese government began to reduce the exclusion zones. As well as heavily financially motivate residents to return to what were formerly bustling towns, with nearly 20,000 living and working there. Now, the area is eerily empty, with just a few hundred people brave enough to return. With the reactor still unrepaired and uninhabitable radiation hotspots scattered across the landscape, some believe these areas will not be safe for 50 years or longer.
employs thermal technology often used in medicine and industrial surveying, in order to render the everyday landscapes of Namie and Iitate surreal and inverted. Furthermore, with an accompanying essay by environmental writer Fred Pearce, this book attempts to highlight the hidden stresses on those affected by the nuclear disaster. Whilst also raising questions about the broader impact of man-made catastrophes upon our fragile environment.
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