Ōtara 4.0: a Māori and Pasifika Creative Tech Speaker Series by Media Design School

This week we heard from Media Design School on their speaker series, Ōtara 4.0, a collection of five evenings featuring speakers of Māori and Pasifika heritage from the creative technologies sector who share their career stories and insights. This post is proudly sponsored by Media Design School.   Currently, Māori and Pasifika only represent about…

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Opportunity to shine a light on Matariki

Third year Communication Design student, Jordan Tane (Ngāpuhi), has designed nine posters – one for each Matariki star – which will be displayed around AUT campuses. For Jordan, the opportunity to be involved in the celebration of Matariki at AUT in its first year as a public holiday was a huge honour.  “The fact that…

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‘Counter Colonial: A critique through an ancestral lens’

Dr. Bobby Luke (Ngāti Ruanui), Te Kura Hoahoa—School of Design Innovation lecturer at Te Herenga Waka is part of the fresh vanguard of Māori Fashion designers and academic that demonstrate decolonial constructs of western fashion ‘thinking and making’, decentralizing western design theory and emphasizing an authentic Māori indigenous lens. His indigenous clothing label, Campbell Luke,…

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