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OUR PROJECTS 

Indigenous Futures Design.

We work with our indigenous ancestral concepts to inspire our arts-based research and environmental concept designs. 

Designing beneficial net positive futures inspired by our ancestral past.

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CURRENT PROJECT

 NET+ FUTURES DESIGN

2020 

REGION NET POSITIVE LTD.

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION DATABASE.

Platform/ App concept design & development

Social Enterprise: built on a circular model whereby all profit is returned to the environment.

Allowing the land to become self-sustaining as a 'legal entity' in its own right

Building a Net+ Community Network.

www.regionnetpositive.com

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Matariki 2022

COURTENAY PLACE LIGHTBOX EXHIBITION

Whakapapa

Te Ao Te Po

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ENVIRONMENTAL art

2021

ART WHAU 

RARANGA RERENGA RAUROPI


Weaving Biodiversity Art Project:

A collaborative with local community gardens & gardeners. 

Creating a series of 3 digital weavings promoting Te Ao Māori concepts of Manākitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Māramatanga.

AUCKLAND

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2021

THE NATURE OF CITIES FESTIVAL

 

AOTEAROA ARTS CURATOR 

22nd - 26th February

GLOBAL

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2021

Rongo-marae-roa-a-rangi: He moemoeā.

RONGOĀ TEASHOP

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COMMUNITY RONGOĀ FOREST GARDENS

Letting Space | Urban Dream Brokerage

Awarded Community Art Commission.

WELLINGTON CBD

2021

PROPOSAL

 

COMMUNITY RONGOA FOREST


A continuation of the community-based project in Auckland.

The design of a citizen forest for health and wellbeing.

WELLINGTON

FILM DOCUMENTATION 

OF RESEARCH PROJECTS 

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REGION NET+ COLLABORATION

MASSEY TEXTILES/

RANGI TE KANAWA/ AGRESEARCH

ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES DESIGN

TE AO MĀORI PRINCIPLES

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KAUPAPA MAURI

VISUALISING TE AO MĀORI PRINCIPLES

Learning about Biodiversity from a Mātauranga Māori perspective while collating scientific data.

Visual data collection of native plants & trees

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TE AO MĀORI PRINCIPLES

FUTURES DESIGN

VISUALISING TE AO MĀORI PRINCIPLES

Building resilience means protecting, preserving and enhancing the Mauri or life force of our environment, communities and ourselves.  

Collaborating with Better Futures Forum & Transitional HQ

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URBAN REGENERATION

Working with Amanda of Ecomatters and Urban Farmers Alliance on a workshop that incorporates Te Ao Maori principles of Raranga Rerenga Rauropi: Weaving Biodiversity community art project in the Whau district, Auckland.

Ecofest 2021

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Legal & administrative research with the Waitaha Executive Grandmothers Council regarding environmental issues across ancestral + tribal lands in New Zealand.

Using GIS data mapping, geospatial documentation & Te Takutai Moana Information Hub.

 

2007 -  Ongoing

FOREST INTEGRATION

Environmental, futures design research of forest integration.

2018

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POSITIVE BY NATURE

Research Design for localised Urban + Rural living communities.

2015

PLANT FIBRE & MATERIALS

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HARAKEKE FIBRE

HARAKEKE PLANT FIBRE RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE PARTNER WITH MASSEY UNIVERSITY.

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FLAX FIBRE

RESEARCH EUROPEAN FLAX LINEN.

Nutrient dense organically grown European flax linen in cycles with food. To define a net positive food & fibre growing environment in tune with native plants & trees.

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BLACK FLAX

PRODUCT R & D

 

Future design label using linen textiles that are 100% pure flax plant fibre, organically grown in New Zealand.

RONGOA | MAORI PLANT MEDICINE

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KAWAKAWA

PRODUCT R & D

 

Wild sourced and sustainably foraged from the forest, using tikanga Maori methods, we are developing a range of rongoa teas. Kawakawa is the first. 

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RONGOA FOREST

PRODUCT R & D

 

Small scale research and growing of native trees and plants to have a better understanding of how we can regenerate our forests. To create biodiverse nutrient dense beneficial rongoa forests.

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

Future projects