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Street Art and the Community: A Study on POW! WOW! Hawai‘i and the Kaka‘ako Community.

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Title:Street Art and the Community: A Study on POW! WOW! Hawai‘i and the Kaka‘ako Community.
Authors:Chang, Shaylen M. C.
Contributors:Communication (department)
street art
Date Issued:Aug 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to better understand how community members perceive the
role of street art on a community. Specifically, this study focused on the Kaka‘ako community
in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and the POW! WOW! Hawai‘i annual street art festival. Qualitative
interviews were conducted on 22 respondents, all of whom identified as members of the
Kaka‘ako community. Three categories of community members were interviewed: POW!
WOW! Hawai‘i artists, Kaka‘ako business owners, and consumers of goods and services in
Kaka‘ako. Themes that emerged from these interviews include Kaka‘ako and gentrification in
Kaka‘ako; the street art of POW! WOW! Hawai‘i; the cultural, social, psychological, and
economic role of street art on the Kaka‘ako community; and the relationship between street art
and gentrification.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: M.A. - Communication

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