Balancing Development and Culture: Sig Zane - Full Interview

Oct 24, 2016

Construction cranes dot the sky around Honolulu's Kaka'ako neighborhood.
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  If you’ve walked through Oahu’s Kaka'ako area, you know the place looks a lot different these days. Look around and you’ll see high rise and mixed use buildings under construction for a planned neighborhood, with residential units, shops and restaurants.  The identity that’s also emerging isn’t happening by accident. The Ward Village project of the Howard Hughes Corporation is leaving the sense of place to Hilo artist Sig Zane. Late last week, he was in Honolulu and we sat down to talk about the changing visual character of Kaka'ako and how he makes both peace and art through the development.