東京大学大学院 情報学環・学際情報学府 The University of Tokyo III / GSII

イベント Event

August 6, 2022

“Convergence of Peace Activities” テクノロジーでつながる平和活動 展Convergence of Peace Activities: Connecting and Integrating by Technologies


An exhibition featuring digital archives of war damage in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Ukraine, shown on a multiscreen large display, and other projects using cutting-edge technology to visualize and document war, is being held at the University of Tokyo New York Office from Aug. 6-7, 2022. (Details in English follows Japanese).


東京大学大学院情報学環 渡邉英徳研究室は、NPT(核兵器不拡散条約)再検討会議を開催中のニューヨークにおいて「Convergence of Peace Activities:テクノロジーでつながる平和活動」展(8月6~7日)を開催します。本展は、UTokyo NYオフィス(東京大学ニューヨークオフィス)で開催する初の展示会となります。



加えて、日本生協連の平和活動を発信するデジタルマップ「CO・OP PEACE MAP」や、NPOニューヨーク平和ファウンデーションなどの紹介展示を通して、日米の平和活動の交流の場をつくります。また、NPT再検討会議に参加する日本被団協のメンバーを会場に招待し、被爆講話(オンライン配信予定)やイベント参加者との語らいの場を設ける予定です。













● 2022年8月6~7日 10:00 ‒ 17:00
● UTokyo NYオフィス(東京大学ニューヨークオフィス)
145 west 57th Street 21st Floor, New York 10019

● 入場無料:以下の参加申込フォームからの登録が必要です



● 東京大学大学院情報学環 渡邉英徳研究室


● 日本原水爆被害者団体協議会(日本被団協)
● 日本生活協同組合連合会(日本生協連)
● NY平和ファウンデーション
● 青山学院大学 古橋大地研究室
● 株式会社毎日新聞社
● 国連国際学校
● 一般社団法人 地域創生グローバル人材支援協会
● VisonPort
● 株式会社エバラボ
● 株式会社ユーカリヤ


東京大学大学院情報学環 渡邉英徳研究室 E-mail: hwtnv@iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Event information

Dates and time: Aug. 6-7, 2022, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Doors open at 1:00 p.m. on Aug.6.
  • The number of participants will be limited for the A-bomb survivor lecture (in English) and exchange program (in Japanese) on August 6 from 11:30 a.m. If there are too many applicants, a drawing will be held. Online streaming will also be available.

Venue: UTokyo NY Office
145 west 57th Street 21st Floor, New York 10019
Tel: +1(212)582-9800
E-mail: utny.adm_at_gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Admission: Free; registration required via registration form


The exhibition, titled “Convergence of Peace Activities: Connecting and Integrating by Technologies,” features the work of Professor Hidenori Watanave of the University of Tokyo’s Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and his lab, who conduct research on digital archives, information design and data visualization.

The event marks the first exhibition of the UTokyoNY Office, and coincides with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review conference held throughout August at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and the memorial days of the World War II atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The show’s theme is to create a “convergence” in New York — the site of the NPT review conference at the U.N. — that connects and integrates diverse peace activities in the U.S. and Japan, on the occasion of the conference and the atomic bomb memorial days. The hope is for the event to be the beginning of a new generation of peace activities that transcends national borders and ideologies, using technologies to help us connect with each other.

Featured works include the Watanave lab’s digital archives series of war damage — comprising the Hiroshima Archive, Nagasaki Archive and Satellite Images Map of Ukraine — using cutting-edge technology and displayed on a large screen, as well as an exhibit of colorized photographs of the mushroom clouds resulting from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, interactive virtual reality content of the moments immediately following the atomic bombings, and a display of the Archives of War Photographs joint research project with the Mainichi Newspapers and Kyoto University in Japan.

The event will also include the CO-OP Peace Map, a digital map of the Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union’s peace activities, and an exhibit introducing the activities of the Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York, to provide a venue to further enhance the exchange of peace activities between the U.S. and Japan.

Members of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations, who will participate in the NPT conference, will be invited to the venue to deliver lectures (to be streamed online) and talk with visitors to the event.


Organized by:
Hidenori Watanave Laboratory, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
Kenya Tamura, Masao Oi, Naomi Mikami, Nei Shu, Asaki Fujino and Hidenori Watanave


With the cooperation of:
Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations
Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union
Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York
The Mainichi Newspapers
United Nations International School
Association for Regional Development and Global Human Resources Support
Taku Nishimae
Eukarya, Inc.
(As of July 11, 2022)


Hidenori Watanave Laboratory hwtnv_at_iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp


展示作品の例 /Sample Works

ヒロシマ・アーカイブ/Hiroshima Archive

ナガサキ・アーカイブ/Nagasaki Archive


ウクライナ衛星画像マップ/Satellite Images Map of Ukraine

きのこ雲のカラー化写真/Colorized photographs of the mushroom cloud


東京大学大学院情報学環 渡邉英徳研究室では、デジタルアーカイブ、情報デザイン、データビジュアライゼーションなどの研究を行なっています。本展においては、特に戦災をテーマとしたデジタルアーカイブズ・シリーズなどの研究成果を展示します。


1974年生まれ。東京大学大学院情報学環・学際情報学府教授。東京理科大学理工学部建築学科卒業(卒業設計賞受賞)。筑波大学大学院システム情報工学研究科博士後期課程修了、博士(工学)。首都大学東京システムデザイン学部 准教授、ハーバード大学エドウィン・O・ライシャワー日本研究所客員研究員などを歴任。著書に「データを紡いで社会につなぐ」「AIとカラー化した写真でよみがえる戦前・戦争」(共著)など。


Hidenori Watanave, Ph.D.

Born in 1974. Professor at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo. Watanave’s research focuses on information design and digital archiving. He graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science (diploma award), and obtained his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tsukuba. He has been an associate professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, and a visiting scholar at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

“The Russian invasion of Ukraine that began under the COVID-19 pandemic has brought shock and confusion to the world, and the risk of an accidental nuclear war has increased,” said Watanave. “The NPT review conference, to be held under these circumstances, is charged with a mission of unprecedented importance. On the other hand, the rapid online communications progress made by the pandemic is changing the world by the ‘convergence’ of various technologies and activities in a bottom-up manner. Through this exhibition, we hope that visitors will feel the message that hibakusha (survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings) leave to future generations, and the energy of young people’s activities forging beyond various barriers.”