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Learn From Hawaii - Counter-Tourism Programming

Following the general research conducted in advance of our trip to Hawaii and the realization that the tourism industry has created an indifferent attitude of Hawaiian visitors to the histories, culture, and landscape of Hawaii, this project proposes the creation of a Tourist Education program. Learn from Hawaii allows visitors to the islands to become more educated and aware of the foreign context by having them attend one (or more) of three workshops, each specializing in different aspects of Hawaiian culture.

The architecture created as a result of the influence of ancestral Hawaiian architecture is itself quite simple as it is simply the structure that houses these various programs, but the complexity of the project is in the suggested programs themselves, as they are run by volunteers and local community members. The intention is that visitors take away the understanding that one must be invited to a foreign landscape, and as such, must behave with respect and also with an open mind to a culture that is new to them.