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Decolonizing Cities Symposium
Hosted by the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and
the Department of Urban & Regional Planning at UH Mānoa

Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00am – 4:30pm

Hālau o Haumea, UH Mānoa Campus
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/decolonizing-cities-symposium-t…

Overseas Guests:
Hirini Matunga: Professor of Maori and Indigenous Development in the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design at Lincoln University, Canterbury Aotearoa New Zealand
Theodore Jojola: Distinguished Professor in Community & Regional Planning Program of the School of Architecture + Planning at the University of New Mexico

We seek to open up possibilities for indigenous urbanism and decolonizing urban planning by creating a space to talk about something we are not sure how to define or do but that we know is essential for justice and our collective futures. What does aloha ‘aina look like in Honolulu? How does native knowledge provide solutions to perennial urban dilemmas? What are the key touchstones in the effort to decolonize cities and how can we decolonize urban development and municipal change?

Mahalo to our funders: UH Manoa Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UH Manoa SEED Ideas, Gladys Brandt Chair in Polynesian Studies, Detours: A Decolonial Guidebook to Hawai’i a Project of the Hawai’i American Studies Association and the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies.


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