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Kakaako Agora is Honolulu’s first indoor public park

Photo by Burt Lum/Bytemarks on Instagram

Kamehameha Schools and Interisland Terminal celebrated the opening of Kakaako Agora on Sunday , Honolulu’s first urban, indoor public park. The unique 3,225-square foot space located at 441 Cooke Street was designed by noted Tokyo-based architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow.

“Kakaako Agora is a perfect fit for Our Kakaako,” noted Christian O’Connor, Senior Asset Manager for Kamehameha Schools. “It will inspire artistic collaborations and continue to foster the kind of innovation and creativity that the community is known for.”

Once an empty warehouse, Kakaako Agora is now a free, publicly accessible, shaded community gathering spot that includes a 687-square feet mezzanine. The space was built over the course of two months by several local organizations including Collab Studios, Sunworks Construction, Heavy Metal Hawaii, Hui Kū Maoli Ola.

From June 9 – 28, Kakaako Agora will house June Kaboom, nightly performances, speakers and film screenings hosted by Kumu Kahua Theatre, Hawaii Opera Theatre, POW! WOW! Hawai‘i, ii Gallery, ‘Ōiwi TV, Taiko Center of the Pacific and others. The space is available for the public to use from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday.

Atelier Bow-Wow was founded in 1992 by architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima. The firm has designed and built houses, public and commercial buildings as well as innovative public spaces around the globe. The duo, who are married, are best known for their surprising, idiosyncratic, yet functional residential projects in dense urban environments. They coined the term “pet architecture” to describe the odd but functional little buildings wedged into tiny sites around Tokyo.

For more information about Kakaako Agora, visit ourkakaako.com/kakaakoagora.

Photos by Burt Lum/Bytemarks on Instagram.

Panel to Explore Intellectual Property for Creators


Interisland Terminal is hosting a special event tonight for local creatives and creators. “Intellectual Property for Artists” will take place at its R&D location at 961 Auahi Street at 4 p.m.

The panel features:

  • Sharon Webb, Esq., Honolulu Arts and IP attorney
  • Mark Bernstein, Esq., Honolulu Arts and IP attorney
  • Robert Saarnio, Director of Development, UH Foundation
  • Ola Rapozo, designer and owner, Fitted Hawaii
  • David Deluca, Executive Director, Bess Press

The official event announcement reads:

Have questions about the intellectual property you create with your art? Set aside a litte time on Saturday to come to R&D and engage with this panel of experts and creatives who want to help YOU navigate the issues.

Virtually all creators, as well as arts and cultural organizations, are faced today with licensing opportunities both as the owner (licensor) and potential licensee of intellectual property. Understanding licensing has never been more important, and various issues arising out of contractual licensing arrangements will be addressed from the perspective of both parties.

This R&D program will focus on intellectual property (IP) law, with a primer on some of the more pressing legal concerns for artists and creatives today, such as the distinction between ideas and expression, the use of appropriated images and text, as well as fair use.