Category Archives: R&D

Discontinuities: Science. Fiction. Films. Critical. Essays.

The Science Fiction genre allows us to reflect on our present in a profound way. We can test our current understanding of the universe against our understanding of humanity. Stories about our future often put a face on the greatest social fears of a generation. And as technology seems to be creeping into every aspect […]

Lucky Peach: Wonders of the Far East

  Interisland Terminal and Lucky Peach partner up for a series of culinary based events in Honolulu for creatives, industry, and foodies! Events will be held at R&D and V-Lounge Hawaii from August 3-5, 2013. “For those of us stuck to the continental forty-eight, Hawaii feels like the closest we can get to visiting a […]

WRITING: new works by Ignacio Uriarte

With today’s technologies, “writing” for the most part, has migrated to digital formats. It is entirely possible to communicate volumes of information without creating anything physical. This exhibition is made upo of three humble works – a paper installation, a sound piece and a slide projection – that reflect upon the physical and metaphysical aspects […]

Did you love “A Small Area of Land (Kaka’ako Earth Room)”? Please donate here to help artist Sean Connelly recuperate the cost of this installation

For 36 days in the spring of 2013, a 32,000 lb earth sculpture was formed in ii gallery in Kaka’ako. Handmade by artist Sean Connelly, with enormous help from over 60 individuals and 10 local businesses, this power object is called: “A Small Area of Land (Kaka’ako Earth Room).” Comprised of soil and sand from […]

Artist Sean Connelly Fills Gallery With 32,000 lbs of Volcanic Soil and Coral Sand to Create Earth Sculpture in Kaka‘ako

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2013 Media Contact: Sarah Honda / 808-277-4484 Marissa Abadir / 808-343-0240   Artist Sean Connelly Fills Gallery With 32,000 lbs of Volcanic Soil and Coral Sand to Create Earth Sculpture in Kaka‘ako   ART EXHIBITION: A Small Area of Land (Kaka‘ako Earth Room) WHERE: ii gallery, 687 […]

First Light Last Light by Friendly Falcons (Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier) special performance at R&D/ii Gallery – March 8 at 8pm

First Light Last Light by Friendly Falcons (Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier) special performance at R&D/ii Gallery – March 8 at 8pm First Light Last Light is a multimedia performance by the New York City-based collaborative Jeffrey Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier. The project explores a dialectic between “reason” and “intuition”. The tension between these is […]

Hawaii Cocktail Week Seminar: Hendricks Tea and Cocktails // Sat Feb 23, 10:30AM-1PM

SAT, FEB 23, 10:30AM-1PM: Hendricks Tea and Cocktails PACIFIC SESSIONS: Tea, Cocktails, and Peculiarities. Settle in for tea while you enjoy a seminar from the botanically minded Ambassadors of Hendrick’s Gin. Mark Stoddard and David Piper trace the origins of this delightful daytime tradition and suggest unusually tasty enhancements for your cocktails. Additionally, a local […]

Film Screening: HORI SMOKU SAILOR JERRY (Hawaii Cocktail Week film screening)

Thursday, February 21 7:00-9:00 PM R&D, 691 Auahi Street Sponsored by Sailor Jerry, Hawaii Cocktail Week & The Pacific Sessions presents: HORI SMOKU SAILOR JERRY SCREENING! Tatoos. Rum. Hotel Street. From WWII through the Vietnam Era, millions of U.S. GI’s spent time in Hawaii while serving in the Pacific Theater. Chinatown and Hotel Street in […]

Mission Street Food 2-Day Event

Tickets on sale now for Mission Street Food Book “Ex-Libris” Book Talk and Dinner! Click here to purchase tickets!   “Ex-Libris” Book Talk Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz are creative thought leaders in the culinary, literary, non-profit, and entrepreneurial fields. The restaurant they co-founded was named one of the 10 best new restaurants in America by GQ. Their book, Mission Street […]

LIVES OF KAKA‘AKO Theatrical Performance

Tickets on sale now for CO-LAB KAKA‘AKO! Click here to purchase tickets! Kumu Kahua Theatre in association with Interisland Terminal has embarked on a cutting edge program that will benefit area playwrights, directors, actors, and historians, appreciators of artistic expression and community members and visitors in O‘ahu. After an intensive master class in script and […]

Lost and Found

Thursday / August 2 / 7pm / R&D (691 Auahi Street) Directed by Doug Walker, Lost & Found is a documentary based on the discovery of 30,000 black & white negatives found at a flea market in Pasadena, California. It’s a journey over 3 plus years of reuniting and sharing the images capturing stories if not told will […]

Co-Lab Kaka’ako – New Voices Collaborative Writing Master Class

Aug 13 – Aug 25 /  R&D Writers, Directors, and Actors are all invited to submit applications to participate a unique collaborative writing opportunity to tell the story of Kaka’ako. This ground-breaking master class with Actors Studio life member and former faculty member Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano will begin accepting applications to participate throught July 13th. For […]

Kanoa Zimmerman – Photography

Friday / July 20 – Aug 12 / 6-8pm / 687 Auahi Street Gallery You may have spotted his photos in Mollusk Surf shop’s collaboration with R 20th Century Design in the Hamptons last summer.  This summer, Interisland Terminal presents a solo show of recent work by Kanoa Zimmerman. Opening Friday, July 20, 6-8pm Co-presented by […]

4 x 4 : Architecture and Design Film Series


Aloha Friday Photozine Launch

Wednesday / June20 / 6:30pm / R&D Join us to celebrate the arrival of the much-awaited Aloha Friday #4! Started in 2010 by local DJ and photographer Grady Gillian, Aloha Friday joins a long tradition of photographers such as Daido Moriyama,  the Hamburger Eyes collective, and Martin Parr, who present photography to a wider public […]

Ice Cream BAR&D

Saturday / June9 / 2pm & 4pm / R&D Highlighting Honolulu’s creative culinary talent, this edition of BAR&D kicks off the summer with a focus on ice-cream… yum! Presented by Prima Kailua, attendees will enjoy exclusive and unique flavors, varieties and interpretations of ice-cream. Prima’s pastry chef Alejandro Briceño, gelato-maker Kimberly Oi, and pastry chef Daniel […]

Intellectual Property Panel

Saturday / May19 / 4:00 – 5:30pm / R&D Virtually all creators, as well as arts and cultural organizations, are faced today with licensing opportunities both as the owner (licensor) and potential licensee of intellectual property. Understanding licensing has never been more important, and various issues arising out of contractual licensing arrangements will be addressed […]

Manufacturing Reality Documentary Film Series: The Tents

Thursday / May3 / 7:00pm / $20 / 691 Auahi St We teamed up with the Hawaii Fashion Incubator (Hifi) for a special screening of the fashion documentary, The Tents. We will be joined by Lynne Hanzawa OʻNeill, a New York fashion show producer who is prominently featured in the film, for a Q&A session […]

‘Ike Kū‘oko‘a Liberating Knowledge – the Hawaiian Newspaper Initiative

Bring your laptops and join R&D for a type-scripting party hosted by Puakea Nogolmeier, Executive Director of Awaiaulu, and Kau‘i Sai-Dudoit, Project Manager of Ho‘olaupahi

Analog Swap Meet

Living in a digital age doesn’t have to mean we can’t celebrate and learn from the experience of the analog.

Manufacturing Reality Documentary Film Series: Something Ventured

Thursday / Apr5 / 7:00pm / $10 / 691 Auahi St Apple. Intel. Google. Cisco.Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world’s most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen ability to size up other people, and a lot of luck) saw opportunity where others […]

R&D:Ex-Libris Presents – Peter Shaindlin / Citizen Steele

Thursday / Mar29 / 6:00pm / Free / Map The changing landscape for publishing is quickly diversifying opportunities for both readers and authors. Our Ex Libiris talk this month features the novella Citizen Steele by Peter Shaindlin, a businessman, fine art photographer and author living in Honolulu, Hawaii. Citizen Steele examines the application of abstract […]

New Projects at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, a talk with Curator Joao Ribas

Saturday / Mar17 / 4:00pm / free / 691 Auahi St João Ribas is Curator of the MIT List Visual Arts Center. In his visit to R&D, Ribas will share some new projects and ideas he working on at List, connecting science, technology and the arts. Join us for a lively presentation and rich discussion of […]

Manufacturing Reality Documentary Film Series: The City Dark

Thursday / Mar1 / 7:00pm / $10 / 691 Auahi St In March, we continue our documentary film series “Manufacturing Reality” – housed in a micro-cinema setting at the R&D bookstore and feature a R&D-related twist: Admission to each film will include a chance to win a book from the R&D bookshop. Our film this […]

R&D:Ex-Libris Presents – The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art

The collection of Mark and Carolyn Blackburn, one of the greatest private collections of Polynesian art in the world, encompasses this broad field of artistic endeavor.