ICCROM-FAR team had a candid conversation with Machiko and John to give vital insights on how heritage can help us overcome the sense of loss and displacement caused by a disaster. The video narrates personal examples of their work and how they came to translate this tool into Japanese. 

“The difference between salvaging heritage and providing first aid to heritage is that when you salvage heritage, you are looking at the object. First aid to heritage looks at the person holding the object and what it means to them.”

John Morris and Machiko Kamiyama