Decolonizing Cities Symposium

November 9, 9:00am - 4:30pm
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What does aloha ‘aina look like in Honolulu? How does native knowledge provide solutions to perennial urban dilemmas?

The second Decolonizing Cities symposium focuses on practices of indigenous urbanism, and how the urban is and should be an arena for indigenous placemaking. Continuing with cross-Pacific connections, the symposium features a keynote by Rau Hoskins, whose work in Aotearoa has expanded the field of Maori architecture.

This symposium is co-sponsored by Department of Urban & Regional Planning, the University of Hawai‘i Community Design Center and the UH Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 @ Halau o Haumea, UHM Hawaiian Studies
8:30am Registration and refreshments
9am Welcome and opening by Konia Freitas, Center for Hawaiian Studies
9:20am Keynote by Rau Hoskins, Center for Maori Architecture
10:30am Hawaiian Urbanism panel, moderated by Kaleo Manuel from Department of Hawaiian Homelands
11:45am Urban ‘Aina: Community Driven Indigenous Urban Design, moderated by Kamuela Enos from DURP
1pm Lunch, included in registration cost
1:30pm Design Thinking workshop led by Josh Lake of Airspace Workshop
3pm Decolonizing the Urban Campus, moderated by Daniel Friedman from School of Architecture

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 @ Waiwai Collective, 1110 University
9am Closing discussion
10:45am Depart for huaka‘i to Kaʻōnohi Farms. Details to come.

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Urban & Regional Planning, UH Community Design Center, and Center for Hawaiian Studies, Mānoa Campus

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