DA Workshop: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design, 19 May 2017, Auckland

Design Assembly welcomes back Johnson McKay from Fly to present this half-day Auckland workshop focussing on Maori Graphic Design. Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design Friday 19th May 9am–12.30pm Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland Refreshments from Atomic Coffee and Serious Popcorn. Thanks Guys! As New Zealanders, we grow up with tikis and taniwhas, pukanas and…

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In Conversation with Threaded.

Threaded, for those unfamiliar, is a biannual magazine sharing insights into a range of practitioners and their practice, across the creative industries. Started in 2004 by Clarke and Fiona Grieve, the international collaborative project curates these insights into practice through discussion and presentation of practice, thinking and process. The publication has always been an impressively ambitious gem in the Auckland design scene, so lovingly crafted by its small team, while achieving a wide readership thanks to the cast of creative heavy hitters they manage to enrol. The latest issue, though, has taken a slightly different focus, hinting at what feels like a very personal journey that has culminated in an issue that feels like a homecoming of sorts for the magazine.

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Slapping a Koru on it

Written by Kaan Hiini, courtesy of Curative An accurate portrayal of Maori and Māori culture is largely missing in the eyes of most New Zealanders. What you do see is cliché, token, or offensive, as reflected in this piece that captures the struggles that come with growing up Māori. And because of that misunderstanding, most New Zealanders seem intimidated or even fearful of engaging with the culture.

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