24 April 2012
12 pm - 1 pm
Venue: Conference Centre Lecture Theatre, Building 423, 22 Symonds Street
Host: School of Architecture and Planning
Contact info: Natalie Guy
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Communique 2012
Biddy Livesey has a Masters of Science in Urban Management and Development and works as a policy analyst at Auckland Council. But she is better known as one half of performance art duo
Raised By Wolves, and after six months as artist-in-residence at CK12 in the Netherlands, has returned to New Zealand. With Amy Howden-Chapman, she uses texts, images and movement
to explore social and economic patterns in urban space.
Livesey’s interests include land ownership and development, markets and speculation, and urban dynamics. Recent works include One Two One Two’ (Rotterdam, 2011), Chasing Losses (Rotterdam, 2010), and Since the Great Depression (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch 2009). Her research on urban growth strategies and housing development on communally-owned Māori land has been published by the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. An essay entitled Mathematics in Manhattan will be featured in the upcoming project I’m Thinking of a Place created by Amy Howden-Chapman and Abby Cunnane.
As well as her Master of Science in Urban Management and Development from Erasmus University Rotterdam, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Te Reo Māori and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity from Victoria University of Wellington.