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Hawai'i Futures: A Talk by Sean Connelly
Sean Connelly, artist-architect, activist, and public scholar from Honolulu, Hawai‘i, will present a talk titled, "Hawai‘i Futures," concluding with a discussion with Aaron Katzeman, UCI Ph.D. student in Visual Studies.
This event is presented as part of Aziz Sohail's M.F.A. thesis exhibition, how to gently unpack an empire, and is co-sponsored by the UCI Humanities Center and the Climate Futures Collective.
The final event in the Crossing triptych of public programming for how to gently unpack an empire presents the work of Honolulu-based artist-architect Sean Connelly (After Oceanic) and his/their spatial justice-advancing design research on US urbanism, military infrastructure, and climate change in Hawai‘i. Connelly's Ala Wai Centennial Memorial Project offers to help recover our relationship with Earth after a “century” of American empire, military occupation, and colonization on the island of O'ahu through a detailing of the racial, environmental, and economic impacts of the Ala Wai Canal, instead proposing decolonial solutions that clarifies land use systems of Honolulu.