April 8th and 9th 2011.
The Space, Place and The Production of Knowledge Conference at UH Manoa seeks to explore the sites where place-based cultures and practices meet with scholarship. This includes an examination of how region and environment influences scholars and their methods.
SPPOK represents academic work from over fifteen different academic fields! In addition, the schedule features spoken word by Travis Kaululaau Thompson (AKA Travis T), art exhibits, opening remarks by the Dean of the Graduate Division Patricia Cooper and an authors panel from Value of Hawaii. Traditional scholarly papers will be bolstered with art and media formats that embody the SPPOK belief that the production of knowledge exists not only in regionally specific contexts but also takes diverse forms.
Special event: In conjunction with SPPOK the ASGSA and SAPFB will present a special evening of food and fun in an alternate approach to social justice topics.
Critical Regionalisms, on the evening of April 8 will feature music, spoken word, performance and an audiovisual short talk on Text Mex.