Summer 2020 Knowledge Ventures by Imua Labs @UH


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Aloha and mahalo nui you for your interest in our upcoming events. We are a bit shorthanded at the moment, and we apologize for possible delays in updating the contents of this page.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @1 p.m. HST | Microlab and Public Consultation
Creating Hawaiʻi’s digital knowledge commons: An imperative for equitable knowledge governance and community-intelligence stewardship*
In knowledge societies, the attainability of socioecologically benign economic diversification is based on adequate levels of a community’s intellectual well-being, in its broadest sense. Hawaiʻi’s knowledge metabolism remains severely disrupted by powerful external interference. To reclaim a locus of control over the community’s critical knowledge assets, the presentation suggests specific remedial strategies and capacity-building instruments in the form of community-owned and operated digital knowledge commons.

*This event has passed. Based on the participants feedback, an advanced version of the consultation is being prepared and will be announced soon.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @11:30 a.m. HST | Second Imaginarium Confab
You can t be what you cant see*   
If you wish to be part of this public dreaming confab, please join us in the following thought experiment. Imagine that ten years from now, say on December 31, 2030, when reading your favorite local news source, you spot several headlines that you believe best capture Hawaiʻi’s previous decade’s accomplishments in creating a healthy, equitable, self-sufficient, and ecologically sustainable community. Please email us your visions before the event at Each item should comprise a title/subtitle and 2-3 sentences capturing the essence of the news. For example:

Title: 109,000 Acres of Former DOD Pōhakuloa Training Area on the Big Island to Become a Natural Reserve
Subtitle: Endangered wildlife to thrive again as tanks and other military paraphernalia removed from the area
Gist/background: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, elected U.S. president in 2028 by a broad coalition of progressive democratic forces, succeeded in halting the rampant spread of militarism and the nation’s aggressive foreign policy. Thousands of military bases around the world and domestic bases were dismantled; many freed lands became living labs for biodiversity restoration. Former soldiers were retrained as environmental stewards. They are at the forefront of healing the scars of the defense sector’s technogenic pressures on nature and communities.

*This event has passed. Third Imaginarium will be held in the first half of August 2020. Stay tuned for updates.

Friday, June 19, 2020 @1 p.m. HST | Consilience Think Tank
Constructing new worlds through imagination, narrative, and radical hope*

[Link to join | Password: fortitude]

*This event has passed.

Friday, July 3, 2020 @1 p.m. HST | Colloquium & Microlab
Hawaiʻi’s tourism futures: What constrains the realm of possibilities?  

[Link to join | Password: dromomania]

*This event has passed. Visit the event support page to review the curated collection of background materials.

Date & time TBC | Pueo Chats
“Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical interdependence, autonomy and the making of worlds”
A virtual discussion of Arturo Escobar’s recent book on decolonizing design.

Friday, July 19, 2020 @1 p.m. HST | Consilience Think Tank (Session 1 of 3)
Heterodox economics: How not to drown in the mainstream

[Link to join | Password: oikonomia]

*This event has passed.

Event registration

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