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Otautahi Revealed

Part 1 of the O.R. Culture design event series

A 2 day symposium to share and discuss emerging issues and lessons learnt from Māori design and planning professionals across Aotearoa to inform the revealing and rebuilding of Ōtautahi / Christchurch.


Who should attend? //

Design and planning professionals / engineers /architects / landscape architects / planners / project managers /property developers / consultants / artists / designers and policy analysts / specifically those involved in the rebuilding of Ōtautahi / Christchurch.


What will we gain? //

  Gain a greater understanding of historical and emerging issues relating to Māori culture and identity
      associated with urban areas, including Ōtautahi /Christchurch;
  How to appropriately recognise, incorporate and provide for Māori cultural values and identity in urban
      design, planning and development; and
  Identify ways design and planning professionals can support the revealing of a unique local identity
      through the rebuilding of Ōtautahi/Christchurch


Ok, what's the O.R. delivery? //

  He Kakaano: Planting the seeds of creativity. Focus is on opening people up to possibilities, changing
     design thinking, challenging assumptions, building empathy and creating connections;

  it's not the talking-podium-syndrome. *remove yawn*. 
      There will be presentations from professional experts, do-ers, explorers, agents-of-change. A walking

      tour for the real-world connection with place. Kai-time, manaakitanga - the essential points of
      connection. Accomodation at the marae - a creatively culturally connected home. Workshops focused
      on cross-cultural outputs, analogous empathy, point-of-view madlib.


>   Challenge the boundaries.
>   Expand your ideation.
>   Connect.
      - then present it - fast.

So what are you waiting for...?


For enquiries contact // 
Craig Pauling:   ph: 021 874 317


For registrations contact //  
Bonnie Kake:

Full Symposium //  $100 (Waged), $50 (Unwaged): incl. Presentations, Walking tour (hikoi), Kai-time, Marae experience: welcome & accomodation, KORA Session, Design Challenge workshops... Culturally connected & immersed.

Day 1 Only // $60 (Waged), $30 (Unwaged): Includes walking tour, Marae welcome, Kai-time & entry to evening KORA session. 

Day 2 Only //  40 (Waged), $20 (Unwaged); Incl. Design Challenge workshops with industry experts and kai-time with the team.

Speakers Include: 
Dr. Rawiri Te Maire Tau / Dr. Shaun AwatereCraig Pauling / Perry Royal / Hirini Matunga / Rau HoskinsKarl WixonJacob ScottCarin WilsonLisa KanawaDesna Whaanga-SchollumTe Ari Prendergast / Tina Ngata / Priscilla Cowie +...



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O.R. Culture design event series

Operational Reality: Venue & time TBC,
Ahuriri, Hawke's Bay. 

Outline Recast: Tamaki Makaurau - Late Nov - Dates / venue TBC - watch this space...


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