Nana Tazuke-Steiniger is an art historian and PhD student living in Cologne. She curated the exhibition “HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: together for and against it”, which focused on historical and contemporary artistic interventions in and from Japan to question restricted freedom of expression, social and political issues and diversity in Japan. She works as a coordinator for the “Forschungsvolontariat Kunstmuseen NRW” at the University of Düsseldorf, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Naoko Tamura-Förster is a linguistic faculty member at University of Bonn’s Japanese and Korean studies. She heads the University of Bonn’s Hiroshima Nagasaki Project and is part of NET-GTAS, a group based in Japan dedicated to translating to the testimonies of atomic bomb survivors.