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   Leading The Way With Bilingual Signs
 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa was recognized for its bilingual signs, which are printed in English and kāna- ka ʻōiwi (Native Hawaiian). The school took home the 2023 World Changing Ideas Award in the Art and Design Category. The award, spon- sored by the magazine Fast
Company, honors the inno- vative ways businesses and organizations are making the world more accessible, equi- table and sustainable for all.
Brian Strawn and Karla Si- erralta and their team of staff, student research assis- tants and graduate students. The team designed the new wayfinding system with help from Nalani Kanakaʻole and Sig and Kūhaʻo Zane of Sig Zane Designs.
huge honor, primarily because it is highlighting the indige- nous knowledge systems that exist in Mānoa valley,” states Strawn. “Highlighting the ecological and cultural signif- icance of this place is of great importance to the university.”
The project was spear- headed by UH Community Design Center and UH Mā- noa’s School of Architecture, led by principal investigator
“Receiving this award is a
Adds Kūhaʻo Zane, “With this signage you’ll be able to not only find your way around campus but also be educated about what are the important Indigenous places within this area, or within this ahupuaʻa of Mānoa.”
 One of the bilingual signs found on campus at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The school hopes to eventually feature bilingual signs in front of 21 buildings by 2030. PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MĀNOA
The ultimate goal is to feature the bilingual signs in front of 21 buildings on the UH Mānoa campus by 2030. Each sign will gesture toward different landmarks in and around Mānoa such as Waʻah- ila Ridge or Lēʻahi (Diamond Head) on the coast.
Artist Jasper Wong, founder of World Wide Walls (formerly POW! WOW!), updates the mural outside UNIQLO Hawai‘i’s Ala Moana Center location in honor of the store’s fifth anniversary. PHOTO COURTESY UNIQLO HAWAI‘I
       Presents A World Ocean Day Fundraiser to Benefit
 Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response (HMAR) Thursday, June 8th, 2pm - 5pm
Waikīkī Beach Marriott Resort & Spa • 2552 Kalākaua Ave.
Purchase our new “Sea Life” t-shirt at the event and receive:
• A free mini shave ice!
• Free gift wrapping!
• A free mini silkscreen of a honu or monk
seal added to your shirt while you wait!
• $3 from each “Sea Life” t-shirt will go
to HMAR.
• Meet t-shirt artist Nobu Shimauchi.
• Enjoy live music.
• Enter our raffle between 12pm-5pm to win a
prize package valued at over $750, including
a one-night stay at the Waikīkī Beach Marriott! Raffle tix are $10 or buy six for $50. The winner will be drawn at 5pm and winner notified by phone.
A T-Shirt With A Mission
A portion of the sale from each “Sea Life” t-shirt will be donated to Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response, the largest Hawai‘i-based nonprofit marine species conservation, education, field support, rescue and stranding response organization. Their mission is to undertake substantial actions that result in the preservation, recovery and stewardship of Hawai‘i’s marine protected species and the ocean ecosystem we share.
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Waikīkī Beach Marriott | Royal Hawaiian Center | Whalers Village (Maui)
      A Special Mahalo to Waikīkī Beach Marriott Resort &

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