He Reo Waahine: building up from the land / Lecture: September 17

Ockham Residential Lecture Series

shared via Objectspace —

In collaboration with the Festival of Architecture, join Objectspace for a breakfast conversation with super(heroine)–waahine from the fields of architecture, design and urban planning.

“Weaving dialogue about our aspirations and ambitions for the built environment, He Reo Waahine draws from our whenua, our communities — forged, familiar, and fought for — and our desire to create beauty, and to transform through the opportunities born out of the human experience of inhabiting on the land.

Waa (time) and hine (women), waahine are a collective continuum of the consciousness of all women through time. Elisapeta Heta (Ngaati Wai, Architectural Graduate, Jasmax) will lead koorero with panellists including Desna Whaanga-Schollum, Amiria Puia-Taylor Raukura Turei and Natalie Couch, seeking to empower the bold and fierce position our mana waahine bring to a time of change.

He Whare Tangata, Elisapeta Heta and Raukura Turei, with support from Lynda Simmons. 2013.

This koorero is the third in an ongoing conversation that started in Wellington as part of City Talks during Maatariki 2017 and continued during last year’s Festival of Architecture at Artspace, Auckland. We would like to acknowledge that many of these koorero are stemming from the signing of Te Kawenata o Rata between the NZIA and Ngaa Aho and would like to thank both organisations ongoing support. As we continue to weave our baskets and place them alongside each other, we cooperate, collaborate and continue to discuss what the future of our built environment needs to be: beautiful, inclusive, safe, equitable and providing a platform for generations to come.”

This is a free event, hospitality provided by Objectspace and their extraordinary food partners Allpress Espresso and Amano Bakery. Coffee pouring from 7am and talk begins at 7.30am. Places are limited, please book online here.

Time: Doors open at 7am, for a 7.30am start. Coffee and croissants provided. Venue: Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby. Ockham Gallery, Ground Floor.

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