Designing the World War II Japanese and Japanese-American Incarceration
From William Nitzky
Dr. Lynne Horiuchi
Art & Architectural Historian
In this presentation, Dr. Lynne Horiuchi talks about the planning, design, building, and physical scale of the relocation centers used to imprison Japanese and Japanese-Americans during World War II. This massive project, undertaken by the U.S. military, created what Dr. Horiuchi calls “urban cities” of 5,000 to 18, 000 people – enough to house a total of 130,000 people. She shares some of her research findings for her forthcoming book, “Dislocations & Relocations: Building Prison Cities for Japanese and Japanese-Americans during World War II.” Dr. Horiuchi’s talk was part of a lecture and film series in conjunction with the Valene Smith Anthropology Museum’s exhibition at CSU, Chico about the incarceration of Japanese and Japanese-Americans.
Recorded: March 5, 2018