The DISRUPTOR AWARDS @HIROSHIMA™ represent the foundation’s first international award ceremony that follows in the tradition of its Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards held annually during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.    The newly-launched edition in Hiroshima recognizes the achievements of a wide ranging group of innovators and social entrepreneurs across cultural, philanthropic, political, and technological domains.  The awards, co-curated by The Disruptor Foundation and 1Future, will complement a cultural celebration, Zero Project, launched in Hiroshima by 1Future in 2015, a thought-provoking series of roundtable discussions, creative workshops, art exhibitions, and music. Uniting some of the world’s foremost activists and visionaries, the proceedings promote meaningful conversation about the possibility and potential for true cultural change and evolution towards a better understanding of each other and the world around us.

 

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From Ground Zero to Ground Zero: Hiroshima survivor tree seeds were planted on stage to initiate survivor-tree sapling exchange between New York City and Hiroshima. Pictured on the left is Koko Tanimoto Kondo’s clothing she wore at 8 months old when the Atom Bomb was released upon Hiroshima. She is one of the youngest Hiroshima A-bomb survivors and an internationally recognized peace advocate.

I hope this tree, people close to the most difficult time in city of New York, that tree will take over... and will be the center of peace in the United States.
— Koko Tanimoto Kondo