Ambivalently understood, the phrase “Hawaiian sense of place” is heard everywhere from the tourism industry to design sector. The islands’ traditional place names, however, often remain silenced. Can one truly honor places without acknowledging the importance of inoa ‘āina?
The women in Nā Wāhine Koa, a look at history’s overlooked aloha ‘āina advocates, shares the journeys behind their boldest and most courageous actions.
This issue of Flux is inspired by the subject of memory, that slippery and vulnerable device. The stories within concern themselves with this gesture of looking back to look forward, whether in art, design, travel, or allyship.
He mea pohihihi paha ka hoʻomaopopo ʻana i ka ʻōlelo he “Hawaiian sense of place”, he hopunaʻōlelo e lohe hele ʻia ana mai ka ʻoihana hoʻokipa malihini a ka ʻoihana hakulau. I ka hapa nui naʻe o ka manawa, he hoʻohāmau ʻia ke ō ʻana mai o nā inoa ʻāina kuʻuna. Ua hiki anei ke hoʻohanohano maoli i ka ʻāina me ka ʻike ʻole ʻana i nā inoa ʻāina?
Hanafuda, the beloved Japanese card game, inspires a body of work that conjures feelings of familiarity and displacement.