Arts and culture
Baubles, bangles and beads: our fascination with adornment
14 January 2020
From feathers and flowers to powder and paint, people from all time periods, societies and civilisations have decorated themselves. But what do these adornments tell us about being human?
Open your eyes to the future of Māori architecture
3 January 2020
Opinion: Māori construction is everywhere, all we need to do is open our eyes and our minds to include it in our city’s ever-evolving story, writes Deidre Brown.
Christmas in Japan comes early for postgraduate architecture student
17 December 2019
Master of Architecture (Professional) student travels to Japan to research her academic lineage and the challenges and opportunities of people living in today's Japanese cities.
Māori TV changes migrants’ views on Māori
16 December 2019
Opinion: Public broadcasters such as Māori TV have an important role in changing negative ideas held by some new migrants about Māori, writes Susan Nemec.
Too good to split up: students share top architecture award
11 December 2019
For the first time, the New Zealand Institute of Architecture Student Design Award has gone to two students, both of the University of Auckland.
Seven new Royal Society Fellows from University of Auckland
22 November 2019
Five University academics have been elected as Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities.
Harnessing the sun and making rainbows
18 November 2019
A team made up of staff and alumni from the University of Auckland has recently been awarded a major design award for an interactive art installation that makes rainbows.
Humboldt lecture daunting honour for Dame Anne
15 November 2019
“A marvellous, but daunting honour,” is how Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond describes being invited to give the final Kosmos lecture at Humboldt University in Berlin on 28 November.
Finding hope on Skid Row
11 November 2019
Professor Peter O’Connor is heading to Los Angeles to create a performance that will showcase the creative potential of those who live on the streets and remind people of their humanity.
From mental health to Māori body adornment: Marsden success for Arts
6 November 2019
How can we best use digital technology to help rather than harm youth mental wellbeing? What is the significance of body adornment for Māori? Why do Asian New Zealanders remain virtually absent from New Zealand screen culture?
First Māori Professor of Architecture, changing the world through teaching
5 November 2019
If you want to change the world, then you might want to become an academic, suggests Professor Deidre Brown (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu), who will be giving her inaugural professorial lecture this month.
The case for funding creative arts in the community
4 November 2019
Opinion: If anything is going to spark a fire in the heart of Dr Molly Mullen, it's a discussion about the importance of funding community arts.