Arts and culture
Choir helps people with neurological conditions recover their voice
23 September 2020
A short documentary film about the CeleBRation Choir, set up for people living with a neurological condition, captures how singing in a choir is crucial for wellbeing, and may help people with such conditions recover and maintain their ability to speak.
Let there be light: Rainbow Machine wins gold
15 September 2020
A team of staff and alumni from the University of Auckland, who met as students at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) has been awarded the Good Design Australia Gold Award.
Anne Salmond: Knowledge is a blessing on your mind
14 September 2020
Opinion: Dame Anne Salmond outlines the big issues of knowledge and the future that NZ must address; issues highlighted in the dispute for Māori academics at Waikato.
ABI and CAI work together to show their arty-science side
10 September 2020
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are showing their ‘arty’ side in the New Zealand gallery in Ars Electronica, an international interactive festival in cyberspace, in collaboration with the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI).
Creative toolbox a tonic for anxious students
8 September 2020
Help is at hand for teachers who want to put a high priority on student wellbeing as children return to class.
Grew up singing in South Auckland, now singing at The Met
7 September 2020
Two former students from the School of Music, New Zealand Tongan tenor Manase Latu and New Zealand Samoan bass-baritone Samson Setu, have secured places on the prestigious New York Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
Avoiding a cultural brain drain when borders reopen
7 September 2020
Opinion: NZ could achieve much more in creative sectors if professional structures were put in place, with decent central and regional funding, writes James Tibbles.
Architects, artists and engineers collaborate in cyberspace
5 September 2020
Associate Professor Uwe Rieger, of the Digital Research Hub, School of Architecture and Planning, has coordinated a national digital exhibition space as part of the international Ars Electronica festival, in cyberspace.
Felicity Barnes: the best is history
1 September 2020
Felicity Barnes knows how hard her colleagues in history work and the value of their research. She’s behind a new $500,000 History Innovation Fund she hopes can help.
Designing for the future needs more than compostable water bottles
26 August 2020
If designers want to change the world we need to move beyond “green-painted” solutions and design in a way that actually changes the way we produce, consume and socialise, says Dr Gabriela Baron.
Three architects from School of Architecture get four NZIA gongs
18 August 2020
Three designers from the School of Architecture and Planning have been recognised with four NZIA awards.
Me, myself, I … and my Instagram personas
18 August 2020
We talk to student John Golena about the picture that won him this year's Simon Devitt award for photography, the good things about Instagram and his DIY sneakers.