Imagined Futures

A Student Program Co-presented with Hawai‘i Contemporary

Imagined Futures — In the spirit of the ʻōlelo noʻeau “i ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope,” the student exhibition Imagined Futures will invite students from West Oʻahu to present work around the idea of looking to the past to create the future, and imagining futures that also heal the past. Specifically, the project would encourage students to imagine how Puʻuokapolei, a culturally significant place in Kapolei, could be realized as a community space as a part of future Hawai‘i Contemporary triennial initiatives.

The Imagined Futures student project is realized in collaborative partnership with:

  • Ewa DreamHouse
  • Kapolei High School
  • MakeVisible
  • Ulu Aʻe Learning Center
  • University of Hawai’i – West Oʻahu

This presentation is made possible in part by the Mayors office of Culture and the Arts (MoCA). With special thanks to Emma Lake, MakeVisible Fellow 2021-22, Hawaii Arts Alliance, and WLS Spencer Foundation.

Join an in-person reception with student presentations on

Saturday, March 12
Kapolei Hale

In addition to the exhibit, in-person tours centered around the unrealized demilitarized bunkers at Pu‘uokapolei will also be presented. Tours will also be presented in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

Tours at Pu‘uokapolei with Ulu A‘e Learning Center

Saturday March 12
Kapolei Regional Park (entrance off Fort Barrette Road)
Tour 1: 4 – 5pm
Tour 2: 5 – 6pm

Free with registration. Limited Capacity: 25 per tour

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Re-create Workshops at Kapolei Commons

Every Saturday in March
Noon – 2pm
In front of Regal Kapolei 12

Free and all ages welcome!

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