Māori and Pacific research

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Deidre Brown

Deidre Brown's (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu) specialist research interests are in the fields of Māori and Pacific architectural and art history, and the broader discipline of indigenous design. She has written several books, including the multi-authored Art in Oceania: A new history (2012) and Māori Architecture (2009) and is currently completing a new Maori art history book, Toi Te Mana, with Dr Ngarino Ellis.

Areas of research

  • Māori and Pacific art and architectural history
  • Indigenous design
  • Indigenousness homelessness and houselessness
  • Cultural property rights
  • Indigenous digital humanities.

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Anthony Hoete

Anthony is Professor of Architecture (Māori) and is of Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Ranana descent. He has practiced in Aotearoa New Zealand, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands and in 2002 founded his own practice, WHAT Architecture, in London, which has received Royal Institute of British Architects, New Zealand Institute of Architects and many other architectural awards for its innovative projects.

Areas of research

  • Ngārchitecture: new Māori architecture; the future of the whare; stocktake of Māori housing; Hinemihi at Clandon Park; resurrecting Tānewhirinaki; architectural whakapapa; indigenous led design; unlocking Māori land tenure
  • Sites Pacific Research Hub: South Pacific architecture; transcolonisation
  • Game of Architecture: expanded architectural practice as a role-playing game vs a game of rule manipulation, the education of the architect as problem based learning
  • Kiwipedia: an encyclopaedia of the kiwi lifestyle; urban densities and suburban qualities, top towns and the provincial NZ high-rise; state house vs social vs affordable housing
  • ABCLT: architecture, building and cross laminated timber; digitised timber construction techniques

Recent projects/research

  • Reader of the Aesthetic of Mobility: Editor, Anthony Hoete, BDP London (2003)
  • whatarchitecture.com

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