Artist Projects

Historic Waikiki


DownWind Productions

Historic Waikiki is a project by DownWind Productions, a collaborative of artists, writers, teachers, and activists who examine the impact of colonialism, capitalism, and tourism in Hawaii. We distribute information and agitprop commodities through the marketplace and e-commerce to help tourists and locals alike understand our complicity in the decimation of Hawaii’s land and people, and to imagine different relationships with each other and with our own desires and longings.

Project Updates

  • 2001: Historic Waikiki is released for distribution at six stores on Oahu

  • 2006: Historic Waikiki is published by the University of Hawaii Press under the title Waikiki: A History of Forgetting and Remembering