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By Lauren Harrigan
June 13, 2017

City Talks: Tikanga in Architecture

A korero about the future of our built environment.
By Lauren Harrigan
June 13, 2017

What will the future of a truly bicultural Aotearoa look like? And how does this translate into our built environment?

City Talks this month celebrates Matariki — the Māori New year — with 'City Talks: Tikanga in Architecture — a future with us and for us', a panel kōrero featuring five emerging architectural designers, artists and thinkers. The future of our built environment will be discussed, looking at how to confidently create a future that is beautiful, inclusive, safe, equitable, and provides a platform for future generations.

This kōrero acknowledges the recent loss of pivotal thinker, architect and kaitiaki Rewi Thompson, his significant contribution to the built environment, to the education of architectural students and work with indigenous communities around the world. The discussion also looks to the future with the recent signing of Te Kawenata o Rata — bringing together a formal relationship between The New Zealand Institute of Architects and Nga Aho Maori Design.

The panel is comprised of the following people:

- Te Ari Prendergast, Architectural Graduate, TOA Architects, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou
- Amber Ruckes, Architectural Graduate, Warren and Mahoney, Ngāi Tuhoe
- Hana Scott, Architect, Strachan Group Architects, Ngāti Wakaue, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungungu
- Whare Timu, Senior Architectural Graduate, Studio Pacific Architecture, Ngāti Kahungungu

And will be convened by Elisapeta Heta, Architectural Graduate, Jasmax, Ngātiwai, Waikato Tainui.

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