Oral History Book: Kino Lua

In Hawaiian, kino means “body, person, self” and lua means “two or double.” Together, the sentiment  expressed is one of dual nature. This book contains the contents of an interview with Darcy Bevens, an Educational Specialist at the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, Administrative Professional Technician at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and a long-time resident of the Big Island. In the interview, she offered her perspective on the volcanic activity of Summer 2018, which devastated the southern parts of the island and destroyed communities, as well as the experience of living on an island with an active volcano. The book takes the form of two accordions, attached side by side. The two sides represent two different perspectives on the issues discussed on each full-length spread. These dual views are represented through the metaphor of two different colors and the two kinds of lava, a‘a (orange) and pāhoehoe (blue). The blue elements focus on the more visceral, emotional and spiritual reaction, and the orange on the more raw, scientific perspective.