Curating a Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i: The Detours Project – Feminist Studies and Visual Media Lecture Series

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

554 Barrows Hall | UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible

The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley presents:

Feminist Studies and Visual Media Lecture Series
Organized and moderated by Professor Minoo Moallem
Series cosponsored by Media Studies and the Center for Race & Gender
Funding provided by the Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Fund in Gender & Women’s Studies

Curating a Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i: The Detours Project
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (12pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall) 

Vernadette Vicuña Gonzales, Associate Professor of American Studies, Honors Program Director, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

The Detours project takes seriously the power of form, and the reading practices and publics produced by the genre of the guidebook, which manifest the fantasy of Hawai‘i as an exotic island destination for the consumption of tourists. Detours deliberately perverts the guidebook to produce alternative narratives, tours, itineraries, mappings and images of the islands as well as concrete examples of how we can move from metaphors of decolonization to material practices and everyday acts of resistance. This presentation will describe the project and the political and intellectual foundations upon which it is based, the work and process of curating the contributions, and the vision and ethical responsibilities that guide it.

Co-sponsored by: Department of Ethnic Studies

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