Arts and culture
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.
Up close to the politics of conflict in Colombia
4 November 2019
A conversation with FARC party members, a graffiti tour of Bogotá and a session on drug policy and organised crime are only a few of the activities planned for 20 Faculty of Arts students visiting Colombia this month.
Commitment to play gets PhD student elected to the Board
30 October 2019
Alex Bonham, a PhD student with the School of Dance was recently elected to the Waitematā Local Board, winning more votes than anyone else, after campaigning on the need for more space to play.
Connecting through dance, close to home and far away
29 October 2019
Two students at the School of Dance have been awarded a Prime Ministers Scholarship, and both will be appearing at the School’s End of Year Performance in November before they go.
Working together is planet’s best hope
24 October 2019
We often feel that individual action on issues such as climate change is a pointless exercise but Professor Niki Harre from the University of Auckland has written two books that show no cause is hopeless if we work together.
2019 Royal Society research honours for Arts
17 October 2019
Professor Emeritus Roger Horrocks MNZM, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Selina Tusitala Marsh have been awarded medals by Royal Society Te Apārangi.
Joker a study in cruelty and whiteness
16 October 2019
Opinion: Acts of cruelty run through the film ‘Joker’, writes Neal Curtis. Some are explicit, others less so, but all leave an unsettling after-effect.