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City Talks: Tikanga In Architecture


Mon 19 Jun 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: wellington_nzia

Join us this month as we celebrate Matariki - the Māori New year - with 'City Talks: Tikanga in Architecture - a future with us and for us', a panel kōrero featuring five emerging architectural designers, artists and thinkers on Monday 19 June.

At the crest of a cycle of change, we look back whilst striding confidently into the future - asking, what might the future of a truly bicultural Aotearoa look like? Emerging Māori architects and architectural graduates discuss what the future of our built environment needs to be: beautiful, inclusive, safe, equitable and providing a platform for generations to come.

The panel is convened by Elisapeta Heta, Architectural Graduate, Jasmax, Ngātiwai, Waikato-Tainui.

The panel will comprise:
- Te Ari Prendergast, Architectural Graduate, TOA Architects, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou
- Amber Ruckes, Architectural Graduate, Warren and Mahoney, Ngāi Tuhoe
- Hana Scott, Architect, Strachan Group Architects, Ngāti Wakaue, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungungu
- Whare Timu, Senior Architectural Graduate, Studio Pacific Architecture, Ngāti Kahungungu

This kōrero acknowledges the recent loss of pivotal thinker, architect and kaitiaki Rewi Thompson, his significant contribution to the built environment, to the education of architectural students and work with indigenous communities around the world.

The discussion also looks to the future with the recent signing of Te Kawenata o Rata - bringing together a formal relationship between The New Zealand Institute of Architects and Nga Aho Maori Design.

The talk will be followed by refreshments.
No reservations.

City Talks is an ongoing series initiated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch and presented in partnership with City Gallery Wellington. Its purpose is to foster discussion about architecture for a broader audience in a city that cares to openly discuss ideas relevant to our future.

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