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The Kakaako community bid a fond, and sometimes tearful farewell to the creative hub and workspace on Auahi Street, a pioneer in what has become known as the heart of the Kakaako creative district

Posted December 29, 2013 by Tracy Chan

Honolulu’s creative community bid a fond, and sometimes tearful farewell to one of the first pioneers on the Auahi Street block that has become known as the heart of Kakaako. Started two years ago, R/D, run by the folks at Interisland Terminal, has acted as a creative hub and workspace for people from all over the Island. The bookstore, workspace, coffee shop and microcinema hosted regular ongoing exhibitions, panels and feature film programs unlike anything else in Honolulu, focused on international contemporary film, art and design.

The party, which went from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., ended with R/D creative heads Wei Fang, Sarah Honda and Ben Trevino leading a toast to the new year and the next big project for the InterIsland Terminal crew: An exciting new multi-purpose warehouse space designed by respected Japanese architects Atelier Bow Wow. More information on this project can be found on this post, a Pau Hana talk with Atelier Bow Wow’s Yoshi Tsukamoto.

For more on R/D, take a look back at our feature on it, A Look Inside R/D. 


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RIP R/D Closing Party


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Tracy Chan is a night owl who loves chronicling Honolulu's vibrant nightlife scene through photography and the written word.   The former Metromix Associate Producer (currently a freelance photographer and writer), she is a journalism major from the University of Hawaii, a body constantly in motion, and a pro at steering inebriated partygoers.

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