We pursue different mapping projects strategically and intentionally. Uniting our projects is a unique process we call a data charrette, which is a collaborative methodology that catalyzes diverse groups into meaningful dialogue centered around data. Borrowed from the fields of architecture and planning, a “design charrette” or “community charrette” creates a supportive and innovative atmosphere, harnessing the varying aptitudes, interests, and missions within the group. In our data charrette, an intensive period of data-focused dialogue is key in shaping the selection and sequencing of data observations and corresponding geospatial graphics. Ultimately, a data charrette is not just about interpreting the numbers, but fostering relationships, understanding, and action through the shared exploration of data. The following projects represent both on the shelf and in progress works that we are excited to share more about.
The Consuelo-DHS Dataset is an internal comprehensive report on child maltreatment data recorded in Hawai‘i from 1992 to 2017, based on a process to convert the tabular dataset into a GIS atlas of Hawai‘i looking at child maltreatment visually on a map by ZIP code. The report utilizes data maintained by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS), presenting a unique neverbefore seen ZIP code level analysis, and focusing on confirmed instances of child abuse and neglect. As a time-based dataset, the project aims to illustrate the historical patterns of child maltreatment across Hawai‘i, thereby fostering informed discussions about risk and protective factors related to the wellbeing of children and families across the Hawaiian Islands. However the information is senstive and is protected by legal standards that we respect as we we navigate a strategy to meaningful but appropriate share this important mapping work with those who need it.
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The ‘ĀINAVIS Dataset is an in depth indexing project that presents a preliminary dataset that archives the unique contemporary landscape of work about ʻĀina (Land / That Which Feeds) across Pae ʻĀina Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Islands). Our audit and analysis of the dataset helps us to better engage dialogues and to anticipate the types of metrics we will need to appropriately acknowledge and understand the dynamics and trends of ‘Āina Orgs, and how they are at the forefront of some of the most crucial examples of “on the ground” efforts to promote ʻĀina as the source of wellbeing in Pae ʻĀina Hawai‘i—the physical place that we call Home.
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The "ʻĀINAVIS Intensive, with Hawai‘i Nonlinear Architecture" is a dynamic program designed to uplift organizations and individuals dedicated to ‘Āina. Going beyond the limitations of typical surveys, this intensive brings together a carefully selected cohort of ‘Āina organizations interested to engage in comprehensive dialogue about their work and practice in ‘Āinaas a protective factor of wellbeing as also an immensely physical experience with real physical requirements pertaining to the quality of our built environment.
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