Ngā Aho wānanga

Co-design workshop leaders - Ngā Aho wānanga, March 2017

23-26 March 2017

Ōmaka Marae, Blenheim, New Zealand

Kia ora koutou!

Our annual wānanga will be held at Ōmaka Marae, Blenheim, in the heart of the Marlborough wine region, from 23 to 26 March 2017. As well as the usual whakawhanaunga and presentations, the programme will include field trips to a wāhi tapu, a contemporary cultural facility, and a local winery. There will also be a workshop session working with the hau kāinga on master planning future developments at the marae.

We now make a call for speakers for this not-to-be-missed annual gathering of Māori creative professionals.

Presentations can be on any aspect of Māori and indigenous design. We welcome submissions from practitioners about their work and design, academics about their latest research, and students / recent graduates who may have a project that they have completed or one in development that they wish to get feedback and input on from a highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and supportive audience.

There will be three presentation formats:
20–30 minute speaking slots, followed by questions / discussion
kora (pecha kucha) format: 20 slides each of 20 seconds, followed by questions / discussion student project forum, where students can discuss a design project that may be in its early stages or incomplete, but for which they wish to gain input from hui attendees.

If you would like to present at Ōmaka, please email by Tuesday 7 March, giving your name, title of your presentation, a brief one-paragraph outline, and presentation format (speaking slot, kora, or student project forum) that you prefer. The usual audio-visual facilities will be available.

Registrations for the wānanga will open soon. To assist with making your travel arrangements, the pōwhiri will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday 23 March. We will provide transfers from Picton ferry terminal (connecting with the Interislander arrival at 12:30 pm) and from Blenheim airport. Similarly, after the poroporoaki on Sunday 26 March, transport will be provided to connect with the 2:15 pm sailing of the Interislander, and also to the airport.

Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai, kake mai!