Ko au ko Ngāpuhi, ko Ngāpuhi ko au : I am Ngāpuhi, Ngāpuhi is me
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Citation:Marino, K. (2020). Ko au ko Ngāpuhi, ko Ngāpuhi ko au : I am Ngāpuhi, Ngāpuhi is me. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand. https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5235
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RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture assist with the preservation and restoration of Ngāpuhi identity? ABSTRACT: Identity has continually been subject to change through history and circumstances. As time has progressed Ngāpuhi identity within progenies has become eroded from the impacts of urbanisation and colonisation. These foreign concepts have consciously subverted Ngāpuhi history, spirituality, land, lore and laws; elements critical to the formation and continuation of identity within Ngāpuhi iwi and its descendants, resulting in a loss of Ngāpuhitanga intergenerationally. In essence, this design research project asks, how can architecture assist with the preservation and restoration of Ngāpuhi? As architecture is a manifestation and expression of identity and culture, for this research project, a whare taonga as the architectural response will endeavour to respond to the design research projects inquiry. Accordingly, this research project seeks to capture the diverse knowledge of architecture and identity through literature and precedent investigations. These sources of knowledge will provide supportive information that will contribute to responding to the project’s underlying issue. Site: Pouērua, Pakaraka, Northland.