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Democracy by Design: The Hawaii State Capitol at 50

March 16, 2019

Democracy by Design is the theme of a full-day symposium exploring the role of design in fostering open government and democratic engagement planned for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Capitol.DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2019

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; reception 3:45 to 6:00 p.m.
PLACE:  Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI  96813
COST: Free and open to the public. Registration required.

The Symposium will include sessions on the history of the site and how it was selected for the capital, an overview of the building and landscape features and characteristics, and the role it has played in urban planning and the development of the civic center. Historians will also discuss other sites that have been government and civic centers in the Hawaiian Islands from pre-Statehood eras, and how to support civic engagement and democracy.

SESSIONS & SPEAKERS

MORNING: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
How the State Capitol Came to Be: Don Hibbard, Architectural Historian
Architecture and Design of the Capitol: Bettina Mehnert, AHL; David Miller, AHL
Civic Center and Urban Planning: Kelema Moses, Occidental College; Katie Stephens, AHL

Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

AFTERNOON: 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Other Capitals of the Hawaiian Islands: Ronald Williams, State Archives
Legislative Milestones of Past 50 Years: Robbie Dingeman, HONOLULU Magazine
The Future of Civic Engagement: William R. Chapman, Interim Dean, UH School of Architecture; Luke A. Evslin, Councilmember, County of Kaua‘i; Colin Moore, Director of the Public Policy Center, UH School of Political Science

Reception: 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 
Location Information
Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI
 
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Email: member@historichawaii.org
   



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