Skins 6.0 – He Au Hou 2 will be a three-week intensive workshop teaching young adults how to make videogames from within a Kanaka Maoli cultural context. The workshop will take place from 9 – 29 July 2018, at Hālau ‘Īnana in Honolulu, and is a collaboration between the Montreal-based Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF) and the Hawaii-based Kanaeokana.

“He Au Hou” means “a new world” in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, and the participants will start the workshop by listening to and sharing stories from their community and culture, and go on to learn how to translate those stories from the oral tradition into a new one: the video game. They will be taught basic skills including storyboarding, programming, level design, sound design, 3D modeling and animation, by a mix of local and international instructors, mentors, culture keepers and invited guests from the arts and the game industry. The participants each take on different roles to become a team who together will make a playable video game that can be shared with the world.

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For information on other Skins Workshops offered by the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, please visit IIF’s Workshop Page.