- 2015-11-09 (Released:2015-11-26)
In the first few months of her fellowship at Sophia Dr. Fulco have started to work at "Voices from Tohoku" project. This means that she is going through the narratives that have already been collected in the previous years of this project and she began analyzing them. Beside working on the collected narratives from the archive, she went to Tohoku several times to build her personal contacts and collecting more narratives.In Tohoku she went to Minamisanrikucho were she have been doing volunteer activities while observing the state of the area's recovery and reconstruction. Besides, recently she have started to visit other locations in Miyagi prefecture such as Ishinomaki, Onagawa and Ogatsu to develop a vision of the complexity of the realities of Tohoku, it's important to see as much places as possible.As a part of the research plan she went to Berkeley (California) to attend two workshops on digital storytelling. This is a technique which she value very helpful to collect and understand people's stories and she is very willing to apply some of the contents of this technique to my research analysis.She is currently working on the kataribe (storytelling of the disaster) and on the role of the disaster in the identity of the new communities that will be rebuilt in Tohoku.