Kaiwhakanikoniko – kōrero with… Joseph Carrington

Kātoitoi commissioned a number of Kaiwhakanikoniko (graphic artists) to visually interpret the written essays sitting within the project. We speak to three (of six) contributing illustrators: Bonnie Brown, Isobel Joy […]

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Little by little we go big

I get a few invitations to speak to people about what I do. It’s something I enjoy and never take too seriously. I’m prone to digression and often go off […]

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In Kōrero with… Kātoitoi cofounders, Louise Kellerman and Nicole Arnett Phillips

Growing an archive – by and for the community Louise Kellerman and Nicole Arnett Phillips are the co-founders of Kātoitoi. Having collaborated for a number of years through Design Assembly, […]

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Kaiwhakanikoniko – kōrero with… Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

Kātoitoi commissioned a number of Kaiwhakanikoniko (graphic artists) to visually interpret the written essays sitting within the project. We speak to three (of six) contributing illustrators: Bonnie Brown, Isobel Joy […]

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Influencing the bigger picture.

Can design really affect social change? Communication design is just one thread in the complex web of social discourse that helps shape our opinions, beliefs, and actions. Design is pervasive, […]

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Decolonising Design in Aotearoa: From the Studio to the Archive and back again

This essay by Kerry Ann Lee and accompanying illustration by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White was originally published on katoitoi.nz as part of a commissioned series of essays, interviews and artworks […]

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On Innovation

This article was written by Lee Parkinson, Strategic Director at Strategy Christchurch for Kātoitoi.nz Much has already been said by many (including myself), about 2020, the year that was. In […]

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Kaiwhakanikoniko – kōrero with… Bonnie Brown

Kaiwhakanikoniko – kōrero (Speaking with Katoitoi’s graphic artists) Kātoitoi commissioned a number of Kaiwhakanikoniko (graphic artists) to visually interpret the written essays sitting within the project. We speak to three […]

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Preserving a cultural moment in time

Seen through design artefacts and the kōrero around them, Kātoitoi preserves the collective feelings of Aotearoa in the year 2020 and brings other people into that space to experience it. […]

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Follow the paper trail: publications in the archive

What does it mean to be ‘bookish’ in these days of Hypertext? I think of ancient stories carefully transcribed as words and images onto vellum. Bound into a unique volume, […]

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Our Impact

This essay by Lee Parkinson and illustration by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White is part of a commissioned series of essays, interviews and artworks commissioned by Creative New Zealand for our […]

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Our inaugural Kātoitoi collection is live.

Let’s get one thing out of the way: this is a pilot. We are brand-new at evaluating and archiving work, so we began by looking to other organisations to see […]

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Aotearoa Design Archive Submissions Extension

Kātoitoi is a verb meaning to respond… We received feedback that the submissions window for the 2020 Aotearoa Design Archive pilot was too tight for broad participation from our community. […]

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Kātoitoi kaupapa, people and process.

An annual collection of design, Kātoitoi the Aotearoa Design Archive seeks to capture, curate and map design practice and practitioners in Aotearoa. Kātoitoi collects representations of Aotearoa now, as seen […]

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Kātoitoi takes flight

Kātoitoi, the Aotearoa Design Archive, is a response to our world, our collective voice. Like the South Island Robin which the Aotearoa Design Archive is named after, our design community […]

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