May 31, 2017
The ‘Imagining Decolonised Cities” was an urban design competition that invited people around New Zealand to (re)design a space in Porirua City. The task was to imagine what a ‘decolonised urban space’ might look and feel like. The entries will be analysed by their research team to contribute to research on this topic and publications exploring what people think about the application of decolonisation to our urban environments.
Our small rōpu (group) consisted of Tosh Graham, Fiona Ting, Jade Kake, and Jessica Hulme.
Our project challenges the conception of hau kāinga communities as a uniquely rural phenomenon, and highlights the immense potential for the revitalisation of ahi kā through the development of urban, suburban and periurban papakāinga.
Our project was ranked Highly Commended in the competition.
Role: Research and Design of Ngāti Toa Papakāinga masterplan
For: Imagining Decolonised Cities, Victoria University of Wellington, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Architecture NOW.
Date: April/May 2017
Type: Decolonising (Re)Design
Helpful Documents on tikanga Māori design:
Studio19 Kaumātua (Elderly) Housing 2014
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Master’s Thesis: The Role of Architects in Post-Disaster Reconstruction 2016 – Awarded PIPEF Postgraduate, and VUW FSRG Research Scholarships
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