Meet Vernadette Gonzalez, one of the editors of Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i, and some of the contributors to the guidebook, which is a recently released alternative guide to place-based stories, art and projects in our pae ‘āina.
The event will feature a short talk and interactive art and story stations with Vernadette Gonzalez, Laurel Mei-Singh, Brandy McDougall, Maya Saffery and Joy Enomoto, as well as a virtual reality tour of Moloka‘i based on a chapter in Detours, created by Kari Noe and Jolie Ching.
“Many people first encounter Hawai‘i through the imagination—a postcard picture of hula girls, lū‘au and plenty of sun, surf and sea. While Hawai‘i is indeed beautiful, Native Hawaiians struggle with the problems brought about by colonialism, military occupation, tourism, food insecurity, high costs of living and climate change. In this brilliant reinvention of the travel guide, artists, activists and scholars redirect readers from the fantasy of Hawai‘i as a tropical paradise and tourist destination toward a multilayered and holistic engagement with Hawai‘i’s culture and complex history. The essays, stories, artworks, maps and tour itineraries in Detours create decolonial narratives in ways that will forever change how readers think about and move throughout Hawai‘i.” —Duke University Press
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