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Marata Tamaira

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Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture

PRESENTED ON NOV 11, 2016
IN HONOLULU @ VOL 28

"The visual cultures styles... are responsive to change yet they retain the thread of continuity of the past."

In Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol.28, Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira introduces a selection of Pacific visual culture styles from across the region, emphasizing the way they express the dynamic relationship between change and continuity over time and space. To narrow her focus, she considers three key sites of aesthetic production, including architecture, textiles, and sculpture. 

Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira hails from Aotearoa New Zealand and has genealogical ties with  the central North Island tribe of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. She is a Honolulu-based Māori scholar and university instructor whose research focuses on contemporary Hawaiian and Pacific art. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.

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Cutalogue of Textiles

BY SARA OKA
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Sara Oka is Curator of Textiles at the Honolulu Museum of Arts. Before working at the museum, she taught art and bookbinding at various institutions and coordinated public art programming for the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts. She talks about the inventory of her collection of textiles from all around the world. She shows pictures of different types of clothes and designs on them, from different parts of the world.

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Beyond The Latte Curtain

BY BRUCE MANCLARK
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 28, 2014

Just like most places, the Pacific Northwest gets divided up politically. Normally in the NW we talk about the rain curtain as the division between the westside and the eastside. More apt than either politics or climate is the Latte Curtain which marks the true cultural dividing line between east and west. More about Politics, Energy, and Coffee Drinks.

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser

BY MARIKA EMI
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2015

Marika Emi has a BFA in Printmaking and BA in Women’s Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her practice includes both studio-based components and public community projects. She talks tonight about ruminations, research, reactions and responses to Hawaii’s longtime English-language print newspaper, The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, and its ongoing role in the promotion of advertisement, development, and Western interest in the islands.

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Fetishizing Fashion Brands

BY KEVIN JAEDON
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"Where do you work?" After making the switch to men's fetishwear brand Nastypig, fashion designer Kevin Jaedon wants people to know that he is NOT a nasty pig! 

Kevin discusses how all brands give off distinct connotations. Whether designed to be high fashion, conservative and work-oriented, or to wear at the International Mister Leather convention, you never know who might actually be the brains behind what you are wearing! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 11th, 2015. 

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History of Kimono

BY KANA MANIWA
IN LINCOLN, UK

Let presenter Kana Maniwa from Takayo Style take you through the history of kimono while she adds her personal touch. Thank you for bringing all that color and fun to our Japan Fest Night in Lincoln.

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Fashioning Culture


BY SHARON DE LYSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sharon de Lyster discusses the cost of fast fashion on society versus the value of handmade textiles which carry stories of cultural identity providing ethical production, economic empowerment and preserving heritage craft.

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The Intervention on the Ring of Fire

BY IRWAN AHMETT
@ VOL 144 ON FEB 22, 2017

Artist-activist Irwan Ahmett with collaborator Tita Salina have been working on the one-decade long project in the Ring of Fire (Pacific Rim) region through interventions and activism art practice reflecting the geopolitic turmoil and the complexity of globalisation.

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Under Construction

BY ELIRAN ASHRAF
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 01, 2018

The inspiration of my work came as I went full circle with my "textile heritage", watching my yemenite grandmother wearing her authentic clothing pieces in modern day Israel. 
These yemenite clothing pieces inspired by the local architecture have a strong sense of time and place. In my creation and research I am trying to express a sense of roots in a world with no boundaries. UNDER/CONSTRUCTION is a fashion brand inspired by the mix between urban and tribal elements. 

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The War in the Pacific

BY D RALPH YOUNG
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 09, 2018

D Ralph Young is a graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He served as a consultant to the power industry all over the world. In 2006 he was inducted into the UK college of Engineering Hall of Distinction.He survived 4 major battles in the Pacific during WWII as a gunner's mate on the USS J Franklin Bell.