is an artist who works with cut paper and paint. Iida is artist-in-residence with Densho Project
. She recently completed an art installation for Densho Project’s community space
. The piece was created in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the day Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order authorized the US military to forcibly remove and incarcerate 120,000 people of Japanese descent in relocation centers across the United States in during WWII.
Listen in on excerpts of an interview with Lauren Iida.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo: courtesy of Lauren Iida