AFTEROCEANIC (After Oceanic, or “AO”) is a nimble and adaptive experimental design practice focused on empowering culture and intellect in Native built environments using, art, design, and strategic cartography. Afteroceanic researches, organizes, and exchanges spatialized cultural knowledge with diverse stakeholders to look to the past, innovate in the present, improve our future wellbeing, and reflect upon and share any results.
Built Environments Lab
Afteroceanic works with their stakeholders to produce and promote artist-driven spatialized knowledge about the design and recovery of built environments. We specifically adapt to serve place-based approaches to data, design, and planning, incorporating ten culturally responsive services:
Architectural Futurism & Design
Data Analysis and Visualization
Forensic & Spatial Modeling
Landscape and Regional Planning
3D Modeling and Fabrication
Land Use Analysis and Historic Representation
Curriculum Design and Development
Organizational Development and Strategy
Theory, Innovation, and Activism
Established in Honolulu in 2010 by Sean Connelly, Afteroceanic Inc. grew from a socially driven, activist-inspired initiative to support the artist's mission to advance the use of radical geospatial intelligence for the recovery and protection of Native cartographies and built environments.
Afteroceanic operates as the imprint of a studio driven art practice providing professional services on a contractual basis to those in need of intimately localized, sophisticated, and globally informed expertise grounded in the intellect of Hawai‘i history and biocultural movement. For more information on the impact of Afteroceanic, read more about the artist Sean Connelly, who advocates for land reparations, climate justice, food sovereignty, material innovation, and Native cultural excellence.