Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
Teaching East African dance on Zoom, from a West Auckland living room
26 May 2020
Dr Alfdaniels Mivule Basibye Mabingo is widely recognised as Uganda’s foremost dance educator, critic and choreographer, but has been teaching dance East African-style from his living room in West Auckland.
Were post-pandemic cities best planned 100 years ago?
19 May 2020
Opinion: A housing project designed 100 years ago by Frank Lloyd Wright could provide a blueprint for a post-Covid change in urban vitaility, explains Diane Brand.
The reunification of improvised dance and jazz
13 May 2020
An improvised approach to music and dance is being showcased in the dance festival, Tempo, made available online this week, featuring Krump dancers from Lighthouse Famz and jazz students from the School of Music.
Bass from the bubble
7 May 2020
Bassist, composer, arranger and educator Dr Olivier Holland, School of Music, has performed all over Europe and the US, but could recently be heard performing live from his bubble.
The lowdown on lockdown learning
28 April 2020
ZhuZhu (Judy) Jin is studying her first year of a conjoint Design and Commerce degree, and it's not quite as she expected!
The art goes on, with loo rolls
23 April 2020
These are hard-to-describe times, but Dr Mark Harvey of Dance Studies has explored them from the perspective of his Labrador, Lara, with humour and a sense of the absurd.
40,000 students, 6,000 staff online in 48 hours
22 April 2020
As Covid-19 hit home, all staff and students at the University of Auckland needed to be able to teach, learn and work entirely off campus within 48 hours.
How the principles of gaming are being used in the remote Design Programme classroom
21 April 2020
Staff at the new Design Programme, University of Auckland, are drawing on the principles of gamification to teach students remotely during lockdown.
After the crisis: Cities are the future
9 April 2020
Opinion: There is anxiety about Covid-19 – but our water supply will flow, power will be on, sewers will work. Bill McKay makes a case for city living in a crisis.
Architects win major national award, and talk about the good side of online teaching
6 April 2020
Two senior lecturers at the School of Architecture and Planning have won, in their private practice, the Best Colour and Detail category in this year’s Home of the Year Awards.
Lessons from another lockdown
1 April 2020
Opinion: Nicholas Rowe draws some parallels between the restrictions in West Bank and Gaza Strip during the second intifada and the current lockdown in New Zealand.
High note in rare Mozart find at University of Auckland
31 March 2020
Rare first editions of two Mozart piano sonatas have turned up in a donated volume of miscellaneous scores at the University of Auckland.