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WALKABOUT: Invisible Cities

Do you know where you are? Join 88 Block Walks and Hawaii Zine and Book Library (HIZAB) at da Shop: books + curiosities and find out! Part walking tour, part zine-making/counter-mapping workshop, WALKABOUT invites participants to experience the neighborhood in a brand new way—and record the journey in idiosyncratic maps.

We will meet at da Shop at 4pm for a short introduction to psychogeography and counter-mapping techniques, then select a theme for the walk from a bucket of options. Participants can choose from a variety of experimental navigation and field-mapping tools to use during a 45-minute exploration of Kaimuki punctuated by readings from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. The outcome of each excursion will depend heavily on the input of participants as they attempt new methods of interacting with this diverse, historic neighborhood.

The walk will be followed by a meditative zine-making workshop at da Shop, where neighborhood discoveries and observations can be used to repurpose maps as living, fluid poems rather than hard boundaries for immovable structures. Participants will learn various bookbinding techniques and create personal map-zines that reflect the cumulative and personal walkabout experience.

Book included in ticket price. Limited space available.

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