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Auckland: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our DA Conversations Spring series in Auckland and Wellington, where we look at ‘Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design— what does it mean and why does it matter?’ With a very special lineup of panellists including:

Desna Whaanga-Schollum (Rongomaiwahine, Kahungunu, Pahauwera) — Chairperson & Founding Member of Ngā Aho Māori Design Professionals and Artspace NZ
Kaan Hiini (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) — Multi-disciplinary Designer at Curative
Raymond McKay (Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Wairoa, Ngāti Porou) — Creative Director and Partner at RUN
Jade Tang-Taylor — associate of the Centre for Social Impact, deputy chair of Auckland Council’s Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel and lecturer at AUT
Beth O’Brien — Group Creative Head at Colenso BBDO, New Zealand
Anzac Tereihana Tasker
— Design Director at

Our convener for this session will be Judith Thompson — design advocate, member of AUT University Council and Chair of the University’s Property Committee.

At Thievery Studio — 16th October from 6pm onwards, with the conversation kick-starting at 6:30pm.

Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend / $15 Design Assembly Student Friend + GST (not a DA Friend? Sign up here)

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If you would like to get yourself ready for the conversation and explore the topic beforehand, here’s a few links you may find useful:


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Date: October 16, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Thievery Studio
203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010