Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
Modernist architecture of West Auckland inspires contemporary take on jewellery
19 April 2022
An exhibition featuring 18 “pieces of adornment” designed and made by Gina Hochstein, School of Architecture and Planning, explores the relationship between jewellery and the modernist architecture of the 1950s and 1960s in Titirangi, Auckland, and the lives of women who lived in those buildings.
Joining creative hands across the oceans when borders were closed
19 April 2022
A project co-led by multi-disciplinary artist and academic, Associate Professor Alys Longley of the Dance Studies Programme, demonstrates how artists found new ways to connect and collaborate when borders were closed.
Public transportation is good for everyone – subsidies and all
17 April 2022
Public transportation isn’t meant to be profitable or even to break even and that’s okay, because public transport significantly benefits both people who use the mode and those who do not.
Elam student and emerging Māori artist leaves her mark, a 60-metre mark
4 April 2022
Emma Ormsby is in her third year at the Elam School of Fine Arts and already leaving her mark in public spaces, having recently led a project that is brightening up the centre of Takapuna with a 60-metre mural.
Olivier Holland: all about that bass
1 April 2022
School of Music lecturer and bass musician Dr Olivier Holland doesn’t fret about much. Even in tough times, his jazz students’ efforts are music to his ears.
Whoever wins this year’s music Oscar, Hans Zimmer is still Hollywood’s most influential composer
24 March 2022
Opinion: Music is as important to films as acting, writing and design, yet the annual Academy Award nominations for best original score are one of the few times film music gets a look in with the general public.
Design professor elected Fellow to Royal Society Te Apārangi
23 March 2022
Professor Andrew Barrie, School of Architecture and Planning, has been elected Fellow to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, a recognition of his innovative architectural design and research that has played a key role in advancing New Zealand architecture on the world stage.
Outstanding achievements recognised with Royal Society Fellowships
21 March 2022
Five academics recognised as world leaders in research with Royal Society fellowships.
Burying our heads in the sand on oil
16 March 2022
Opinion: The oil price crisis is one we should have seen coming, because an oil crisis has come around at least once every decade for the past 70 years, yet every time we do the opposite of what we should.
Maureen Lander and the students weaving magic
1 March 2022
Renowned Māori artist Dr Maureen Lander is working alongside students from several faculties at her alma mater to create an intricate installation artwork in the University of Auckland's Engineering building.
Drawing on personal experience to design for self-isolation
1 March 2022
Dr Charmaine 'Ilaiū Talei, who joined the School of Architecture and Planning as a senior lecturer this year, will be drawing on her first-hand experience of self-isolation in her new design paper, 'Living with Covid; home isolation to resilience centres'.
First woman awarded Gold Medal for architecture
21 February 2022
Architect, educator, activist, ambassador and Professional Teaching Fellow at the School of Architecture and Planning, Julie Stout, has been named Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects 2021 Gold Medallist.