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'Ae Kai

An Imagine Otherwise podcast miniseries

A 3-episode miniseries collaboration between Ideas on Fire and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center exploring the ‘Ae Kai Culture Lab in Honolulu Hawai‘i.

Adriel Luis wearing a blue button-down shirt and wood necklace, Kalewa Correa wearing a goldenrod lei shirt, and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis wearing a blue button-down shirt and grey hoodie

Kālewa Correa, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, and Adriel Luis on Curating for Social Justice

What would happen if we designed art exhibitions around social justice community organizing principles? How can collaboration between artists, curators, scholars, and participants generate a radical art making experience?

Host Cathy Hannabach interviews Smithsonian curators Kālewa Correa, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, and Adriel Luis, who share their experiences curating the innovative ‘Ae Kai Culture Labin Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Rosanna Raymond wearing a black shirt and colorful scarf, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi performing in a red boa ad black shirt, and Ricky Tagaban in a green patterned hat

Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban on Indigenous Sovereignty Movements

How can shared space drive artistic, healing collaborations? In what ways can art address themes of global warming, gender identity, ancestral teachings, and the importance of local community?

Host Cathy Hannabach interviews artists Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban, who share their experiences creating for the innovative ‘Ae Kai Culture Lab in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

John Hina (Prime) wearing a blue shirt and lavender jacket, Abigail Romanchak wearing a black shirt and brown pants kneeling on the floor making art, and Solomon Enos wering a black shirt with a yellow fruit on his head

Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina (Prime) on Native Hawaiian Food Security

How can shared space drive artistic, healing collaborations? In what ways can art intervene in processes of consumerism, global warming, and the environmental effects of the toy market?

Host Cathy Hannabach interviews artists Solomon Enos, Abigail Romanchak, and John Hina (Prime), who share their experiences creating for the innovative ‘Ae Kai Culture Lab in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

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