Arts and culture
Jazz students in lockdown blow teacher’s socks off
23 November 2021
If there is a silver lining to the 2021 lockdown, Dr Olivier Holland from the School of Music, has seen it in a record-breaking number of A-plus jazz music compositions by Stage 2 students this semester.
Acclaimed Māori scholar and notable filmmaker: Royal Society honours
18 November 2021
Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora and Professor Annie Goldson from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts have both been awarded top medals from the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi.
The mysteries of taboo: a Marsden study
11 November 2021
'Taboo' is the subject of an ambitious University of Auckland study that has received funding from Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund.
Behind the scenes with the PM's Chief Science Advisor, Dame Juliet Gerrard
1 November 2021
Juliet Gerrard has brought her own style to the role of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, as a new documentary shows.
Opera singer and teacher appointed to NZ Opera board
27 October 2021
Dr Te Oti Rakena, senior lecturer in Vocal Studies at the School of Music, has been appointed to the board of the NZ Opera.
Compelling cancer survival story brought to the screen
19 October 2021
If you were saved from dying, how would you live?
A new and very contemporary take on the quarter acre dream
6 October 2021
A photo of a bedroom featuring a sleeping person in bed, houseplants, and a print of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Broadacre City’ - his plan for a ‘perfect but very imperfect community’ - is this year’s winner of the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography.
If collapse is inevitable, can we at least collapse with grace?
21 September 2021
A new book co-authored by Dr Emilio Garcia, School of Architecture and Planning, explores the very real possibility of collapse in the built environment, and how we can prepare for a graceful landing.
Using technologies of the future to piece together the past
20 September 2021
A world-leading project to analyse thousands of Māori stone artefacts has been funded at the University of Auckland.
Te momo hoahoa e whakapāhunu ana i te whakapeto
15 September 2021
Ahakoa rā te tirohanga arotini, ehara te hoahoa i te mahi noa i ngā mea rerehua, te uruhi rānei i tō tātou matenui ki te pupuri, te hoko me te whakaatu i ngā mea pai, otirā koirā te whakapae i mua.
Billy Apple’s legacy extends to extraordinary scientific paper with Liggins Institute
7 September 2021
Billy Apple was one of New Zealand’s most famous artists – and also co-author of one of the Liggins Institute’s most intriguing scientific papers.
Using augmented reality to revisit ‘first contact’
3 September 2021
Mairi Gunn, PhD candidate with the ABI and the Design Programme, talks about Haptic Hongi, one of over 20 installations from New Zealand to feature in Garden Aotearoa, as part of Ars Electronica.