Written by Sarah Huang
This project is interested in better understanding the modes of representation, which can also be considered through consideration of how space is created. While the main site of the World Conservation Congress occurred in the Hawaii Convention Center, there were also other places around Honolulu where our team engaged with the WCC at various side events and team meetings. This map displays the location of these particular sites, which raises questions about how we can think about space in relation to a large event like the World Conservation Congress. For example, what was the presence of the WCC in Honolulu, and also how present were conceptualizations of 'Honolulu' and 'Hawaii' at the WCC? Who created these narratives about place, and how did the conference physically construct and perform those particular narratives?
For an interactive version of this map and more information about side events that we attended, please click here.
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Dr. Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University
Dr. Laura Zanotti, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University
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