Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
New UNESCO Chair brings dance to the table
26 November 2020
UNESCO has established the world’s first Chair on Dance and Social Inclusion, a partnership between the University and UNESCO with inaugural co-chairs, Associate Professors Ralph Buck and Nicholas Rowe of the Dance Studies Programme.
Women’s innovative music-making in the 19th-century home
18 November 2020
Associate Professor Nancy November has has been given a major research boost by Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund, to further investigate the music-making of 19th century women, and the creation of take-home versions of large-scale compositions.
Top voices from sheer hard work and a Pacific culture of song
18 November 2020
Opinion: Dr Te Oti Rakena explains how Pacific nations produce performers with such great voices and why diluting their success as ‘natural ability’ is wrong.
Māori knew how to build, in ways we’re only beginning to understand
10 November 2020
Māori had a sophisticated understanding of construction techniques often hidden from view and poorly understood by Western researchers, as has been revealed by Jeremy Treadwell, a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture in his PhD thesis.
Anthony Hoete: work needed on economic model for housing on Māori land
2 November 2020
Architecture professor Anthony Hoete says returning home to academia gives him the perfect opportunity to contribute to the much-needed discussion about housing.
Chicken panini lunch opens door to an operatic career
30 October 2020
Music School graduate Manase Latu's artistry has been rewarded with a rare opportunity ... and it all started with a chance encounter at the tuck shop.
Anthony Hoete: architecture out of the box
27 October 2020
Unconventional award-winning architect Anthony Hoete has brought his skills and vision back to New Zealand and the University of Auckland. He talks to Pete Barnao.
Pop-up art installation by School of Architecture and Planning students, one night only
13 October 2020
A series of pop-up art works created and built by students from the School of Architecture and Planning as part of their course work, is a key feature of Late Night Art in the City Centre, for one night.
Major Blues Award for spirit-moving project
5 October 2020
Abdallah Alayan has won a Major Blues Awards for demonstrating excellence in architecture for ‘Faith in Fiordland’, a project designed to ignite the spirit.
Choir helps people with neurological conditions recover their voice
23 September 2020
A short documentary about the CeleBRation Choir, set up for people living with a neurological condition, captures how singing in a choir is crucial for well-being and may help people recover or 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.
Curious creatures brought to life in Snickel Lane mural
14 September 2020
While Auckland city lay dormant during the first Level 3 Lockdown, Georgia Arnold brought an eye-catching mural at Snickel Lane to life.