February 9, 2017
Building Voices Design Festival Announced
April 22, 2017 @ the Hawai’i State Capitol
Official festival website:
An ideas + action festival that collects diverse perspectives surrounding
DESIGN as a framework for addressing the challenges and opportunities
EVENTS include: a symposium, an
international design competition, a
traveling exhibition, a published book
and other design-focused initiatives.
EARTH DAY, SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017:
a free symposium and exhibit will be open to the public. Other related events will be held throughout the month of April for National Architecture and Landscape Architecture Month.
VENUE: THE HAWAI’I STATE CAPITOL.
See the main website calendar for
other event locations.
We gathered community leaders,
government officials, students, faculty members, and designers to ask what
they felt the most pressing issues and
opportunity areas are for the future of Hawai’i. Five main themes emerged:
1. ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE
2. RESOURCE INDEPENDENCE
3. HEALTHY CITIZENS
4. COMMUNITY MOBILITY
5. HOUSING FOR ALL
ALL VOICES are invited: community
members, citizen-experts, students,
artists, inventors, designers, architects, landscape architects, planners,
engineers, builders, developers,
and city and state officials.