Scenes of New Habitations





Research, Creation

Natsumi Seo

Painter and writer

Natsumi Seo

Painter and writer. Born in Tokyo in 1988. Seo creates images and texts inspired by the records of words and landscapes of the local people. After the Great East Japan Earthquake she relocated to Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture and started working with Haruka Komori. Since, she has been living temporarily in Sendai and Marumori-cho, Miyagi Prefecture while conducting research and art production. Her publications include Awai yuku koro—Rikuzentakata, Shinsaigo wo ikiru (The fleetingLiving in the post-diaster Rikuzentakata), Double Layered Town/A Song to Replace Our Positions (2021).