Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

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Relief 2.0: Tohoku - Road to the Future Photo and Art Exhibits in USA

We will be in North America to do Relief 2.0: Tohoku - Road to the Future in Nov 2012.

As part of the global launch of Markets of Hope, the organization Relief 2.0 will host a conference about efficient response and sustainable recovery disaster.

We are looking for collaboration to run this show in North America and Mexico (Jan 2013) and if you have a Gallery or a venue, I would be glad to come. I would appreciate accomodations as well. 

The show and exhibition is usually a 1 weekend event, and I've done shows that are 1 week or 1 day.

Tohoku - Road to Recovery (Singapore) 21 Sep 2012

The event went pretty well, we had a Facebook event page which we invited more than 1000 people, and we pitched successfully to several sites,

Invitation and Poster for the Relief 2.0 / Markets of Hope Exhibit

Relief 2.0 / Markets of Hope Photo and Art Exhibit Poster

Attached are the high resolution, ready-to-print, files for the poster and invite of the upcoming presentation of the itinerant Relief 2.0 / Markets of Hope Exhibit at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the recent presentations in México, Boston, Fukuoka, Tokyo and Singapore.

In the Thick of Hope

Last intern in to make a blog post.It’s been a busy couple of days for Relief 2.0 in Tokyo getting ready for the exhibition at Fab Café, creating publicity materials (wonderfully created by Roxanne) and press kits, getting the layout all sorted out, coming up with reports and videos to document the work, bla-bla-bla-bla. But right now, in the cosiness of the Tokyo Share College (God bless this residence and its amazing inhabitants), with friends working beside me, the television tuned to an agitated commentator barking women’s football updates, my thoughts turn to the power of words.

Summer internship with Relief 2.0

I'm not going to make it sound fine and dandy because truth is, it's not. I've never one a more difficult internship than this, yet nothing is more exciting and empowering.

You're left to completely run the show, make important decisions, and also get on your knees to scrub the floor. It wasn't pretty yet I realised that's how the world is.

Fukuoka Day 6


It is the final day of Social Business Forum Asia 2012 and the social businesses are presenting for the audience. 

Singapore's 17 year old social entrepreneur Kim Min Seok also presented his social business Novoglobal.

2 Interns from Relief 2.0 mission -- Fukuoka also volunteered at the flooded areas in Kyushu 

You can read about XinMin's experience at: 

Day 2: Sunday, 22nd july 2012

The second day was every bit as memorable as the first day, because it was the day that my friend and I headed down with Eden and his friends to do relief work at the flooded areas in Kyushuu. We had to take the train down early in the morning, and had to wake up at 5am. This was the equivalent of 4am in Singapore, and it was a milestone since I have not woken up so early before.

Internship Day 1: Fukuoka

When I was on the flight heading towards Shanghai, the destination of my stopover before hopping onto another flight to Fukuoka, it all felt so surreal. Having only ended another hectic internship the day before, I did not have any time at all to rest, other than the flight times. I thus did not have enough mental preparation for this upcoming internship, and it all felt like a dream.


One of the fascinating things about this internship is how the following 12 hours would always be unexpected. At times, this could mean a lack of planning, but in this instance, the flexible nature of the internship allowed us to go ahead and create our own plans.

Kyushu Flood Relief Efforts (Yabake, Oita Prefecture)

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The internship so far has been pretty memorable. We started out with plans for two art exhibitions in Fukuoka and Tokyo, but somehow found ourselves racing for supplies in the middle of the night on 19th July after we made a spontaneous decision to head up to Yabake in Oita prefecture to help with the flood relief efforts.


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