summaery2022: Projects

LECTURE | Architecture, Spatial Justice, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific | 2022_07_15_4pm_Bibliothekslounge

Project information

submitted by
Daniela Zupan & Ulrike Kuch

Mentors
Prof. Dr. Kelema Lee Moses

Faculty:
Architecture and Urbanism

Degree programme:
Architecture (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)),
Architecture (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Urban Planning (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)),
Urban Studies (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
MediaArchitecture (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
European Urban Studies (english) (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Advanced Urbanism (english) (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
International Ph. D. Programme European Urban Studies (doctoral degree (Dr.)),
– Other –

Type of project presentation
Lecture

Semester
Summer semester 2022

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Steubenstraße 6 - Universitätsbibliothek / university library

Contributors:
Institut für Europäische Urbanistik & Bauhaus-Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur und Planung

Project description

Architecture, Spatial Justice, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Kelema Lee Moses

Friday, 2022/07/15, 4pm, Bibliothekslounge


Many architects and urban planners working in the Hawaiian Islands utilize U.S. building codes, zoning ordinances, and urban growth models to create spatial narratives of exposure and erasure on Native geographies. This presentation interrogates residential development in Kaka‘ako, Hawai‘i: a land reclamation project on filled land near the relatively flat shoreline. Development projects in the district offer a “live, work, play” environment for middle to high income earners. However, I suggest that mixed-use developments in the district create an architectural performance wherein design elements are reliant upon island and Native ecologies. In doing so, architecture functions to blur histories of U.S. colonialism in the Pacific and Native epistemes rooted in place, place-making, and well-being.

Kelema Lee Moses, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of urban studies and planning at the University of California, San Diego. Her teaching and research combine historical perspectives with discussions about critical contemporary issues related to the built environment of the United States and Oceania. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals including Ardeth, The Avery Review, Pacific Arts, and The Contemporary Pacific.

usp.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/profiles/moses_kelema_lee.html

Email: ulrike.kuch[at]uni-weimar.de

Events

LECTURE | Architecture, Spatial Justice, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific | Kelema Lee Moses LECTURE | Architecture, Spatial Justice, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific | 2022_07_15_4pm_Bibliothekslounge

Many architects and urban planners working in the Hawaiian Islands utilize U.S. building codes, zoning ordinances, and urban growth models to create spatial narratives of exposure and erasure on Native geographies. This presentation interrogates residential development in Kaka‘ako, Hawai‘i.

  • Begin: 16:00 pm
  • End: 18:00 pm
  • Location: Bibliothekslounge, Steubenstraße 6