Tāmaki Makaurau PDC Place


Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand
The University of Auckland, City Campus and on-line.

During the conference

Echoing the Place proposal of PDC, we aim to explore the role of Place in the context of Tāmaki Makaurau and its influence in participatory and co-design approaches. Place influences our identity, our communities and our hauora (well-being). 

We want to foster connections between UoA Design students, the Auckland Council through the Auckland Co-design Lab and local organisations and communities transforming their realities through being whānau centred (people, environment and place) / bottom-up initiatives. How could we, together, care for whakapapa and our place through design and social innovation?

“Tuia ki te rangi, tuia ki te whenua, tuia ki te moana, tuia te here tangata. Ka rongo te ao, ka rongo te pō. Tihei Mauriora” 
(Bound to the sky, the land, the sea and each other are the innate obligations of humankind. Our world waxes and wanes, contracts and expands. Be the change our world needs)
Whakataukī, Māori proverb

The University of Auckland, Creative Arts and Industries faculty, Design

Diana Albarrán González <d.albarran@auckland.ac.nz> (Main contact)
Angus Cambpell <angus.campbell@auckland.ac.nz
Ayla Hoeta  <ayla.hoeta@auckland.ac.nz>

Auckland Co-Design Lab + taiwhanga rangatahi
Baruk Jacob <Baruk.Jacob@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz>
Penny Hagen <penny.hagen@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz>

PDC Place Activities

ActivityWhenActivity Description
PresentationsDuringHauroa and connection to Place.
A session for students to present their design proposals for Hauora (well-being) and connection to Place using the Māori model of well-being Te Whare Tapa Wha.
ConnectingDuringFostering connections between People and Place.

An event to connect UoA Design community, the Auckland council through the Auckland Co-design lab, and local and community organisations.
PanelDuringHow does connection to Place impact on our design work in Tāmaki Makaurau? 

A discussion panel to explore connection to Place and its impact on our design work. Guests from the Auckland Co-design Lab, UoA Design and local community organisations.