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Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss in Hamilton / “The city’s not dead, you’re just not looking. Kirikiriroa is ablaze with exciting art offerings.” The Pantograph Punch, 3 May, 2019
Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa / a poster project + exhibition hīkoi curated and organised by Directory of Women Designers + Designers Speak (Up)
Designers Speak (Up) gives visibility to the “unsung diversity” of Aotearoa design / Jyni Ong, It’s Nice That, May 9, 2019
Broken record “…what really shocked me was not a statistic that we found but rather one very specific and very particular resistance — a resistance to the term ‘Pākehā’”, Lana Lopesi on diversity, Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa, April 30, 2019
Amplifying Muslim Voices: A Reading List and other writings by voices speaking to the issues, confront our own complacency towards white supremacy and islamophobia, deep-rooted racism and white defensiveness, investigating the nothing-comes-out-of-a-vacuum, and finding ways to “interrogate our own biases and those of others to prevent hate from spreading” / Pantograph Punch, March 24, 2019
- Anjum Rahman of the Islamic Women’s Council of NZ, points out the longstanding and stringent efforts the made to point out White Supremacy up until this moment and how those efforts weren’t heard
- Moana Jackson on the connection between white supremacy and colonisation.
- Check out the Me and White Supremacy Workbook, its free.
Figures that don’t add up. In Aotearoa New Zealand, Designers Speak (Up) is challenging the male-dominated awards system. / Catherine Griffiths for Eye Magazine’s Blog, published on International Women’s Day, March 10, 2019
Examining the causes of stereotypes and challenging deeply rooted preconceptions about sex differences, Angela Saini’s Inferior is at the top of our book list.
All the films directed by women that should have been Oscar nominated / Nick Chen, Dazed, January 23, 2019
We knew we were making history / Alexis Hunter, TateShots / Born in New Zealand, artist Alexis Hunter moved to London in the 1970s. A painter and photographer who used feminist theory in her work, Hunter was politically active and deeply involved in the emerging British feminist scene.
Designers Speak (Up) launches directory of New Zealand women designers / Elly Strang, Idealog Magazine, October, 2018
Vivian Lynn, Extricating Form: 1969-1984 / curated by Christina Barton, Bowerbank Ninow, September 12 – October 13, 2018
Reputations: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville / ‘Diversity and inclusiveness are our only hope. It is not possible to plaster everything over with clean elegance. Dirty architecture, fuzzy theory and dirty design must also be out there.’ / Interview by Ellen Lupton, Eye No 8 vol. 2, 1993
What would cities look like if they were designed by mothers? Christine Murray, The Guardian, August 2018
Equal Pay Starts with Transparency / Dr Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy, Newsroom, August 2018
Diversity & Inclusion: A Panel / Natasha Markham, A+W NZ, February 2018
The Bamboo Ceiling / ‘It can be hard to aspire to leadership when you can’t identify with anyone at the top. But that might just be changing’ / Fiona Young, Parlour, November 2017
The Real Issue is Access / Lynda Simmons, A+W NZ, October 2015
Aotearoa New Zealand
Architecture + Women • New Zealand
Best Design Awards
Designers Institute of New Zealand
Designers Speak (Up) / Facebook / Instagram
Directory of Women Designers
Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Ministry for Women
New Zealand Institute of Architects
The Pantograph Punch
Paper Source NZ
RAMP Gallery NZ
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TDC64 exhibition / St Paul St Gallery 3, AUT, Auckland, April 2 – 17, 2019 / brought to Aotearoa by award-winning duo Osborne Shiwan
I Too Am in Paradise II / Raewyn Atkinson, Objectspace, Auckland, February 14 – March 24, 2019
John Scott Works / David Straight, Objectspace, Auckland, February 14 – March 24, 2019 / exhibition and book design, Catherine Griffiths
Design Assembly’s Autumn Conversations / Ministry of Awesome, Christchurch, March 21, 2019
Walking Backwards / Katrina Beekuis, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, February 8 – March 9, 2019
Alexis Hunter, Sexual Warfare / until 3 Feb 2019, Goldsmiths CCA, London
Second Designers Speak (Up) hui/kai/mahi = poster screen-printing session / 10–4pm, AUT printmaking department, January 15, 2018
Designers Speak (Up) hui/kai/mahi = poster screen-printing session / 10–4pm, AUT printmaking department, December 5, 2018
Doubling Down with Double Denim Directors / workshop and talk with Anna Dean + Angela Meyer at Objectspace, Design Assembly, October 26, 2018
Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design — what does it mean and why does it matter? / Design Assembly Spring Conversations, Auckland and Wellington, October 16, 2018
Taonga tuku Iho. Treasure handed down / a focus on indigenous ‘diversity weaving’, Desna Whaanga-Schollum, Keynote speaker, Artlands Australia, October 10, 2018
Public forum workshops x3 / Designers Institute of New Zealand, AKL: October 9, WGN: October 11, CHC: October 17, 2018