TRANSCENDIENTS: Immigrant Stories of Place [Honolulu] was a 10-day public pop-up exhibition highlighting the unique immigrant communities and immigration history specific to the greater Honolulu area through technology-based storytelling, contemporary portraiture, and immersive experiences. Portraits and stories were collected from the local community as well as through partnership with community organizations such as ACLU Hawaii, Pacific Gateway Center, Immigrant Justice Center of Hawaii, The Legal Clinic, and the Department of Sociology at UH Manoa.
“I am a descendant of immigrants. My parents were interned in the Japanese Relocation Camps during World War II. It is acutely painful for me to see echoes of history in current times. American policy makers are mistreating refugees and economic migrants that endure great challenges to flee violence, poverty, injustice, and brutality in their home countries. We need to do more to embrace diversity and pluralistic democracy. I want to invite our community to celebrate and poetically hold space for the many immigrants that make up who we are as a nation.” - Taiji Terasaki
Digital Tour of the Exhibit: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=33tTxM31Ji4