Tau-utuutu: The development of a LIVING VISION for the Unitec School of Architecture Te Kura Hoahoanga
Francis, Kerry; Ratana, Maia; Jadresin-Milic, Renata
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Citation:Francis, K., Ratana, M. and Jadresin-Milic, R. Tau-utuutu: The Development of a Living Vision for the Unitec School of Architecture Te Kura Hoahoanga. Asylum, no. 1 (2022): 292–299. https://doi.org/10.34074/aslm.2022105
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Late in 2019 a small group of Pākehā staff at Unitec School of Architecture organised an initiative to review the course structure after relocating to a different building on campus. Gifted a name, Tau-utuutu, by Kaihautū Kimoro Taiepa, they facilitated a series of staff engagement workshops, and from this extensive staff feedback developed a draft Living Vision document that identified the interconnected issues of the climate emergency and colonisation. However, it became evident that the process to that point had lacked genuine partnership with tangata whenua. Subsequent, kōrero with Ngā Ia Vai, the Māori and Pacific caucus within the school, resulted in a collaborative presentation to the Unitec Research Symposium in December 2021. This paper records the process of getting to this presentation phase and suggests that a deeper understanding of the responses might be gained through the twin languages of drawing and kōrero. The paper acknowledges the significance of Te Noho Kotahitanga, an existing partnership document at Unitec, and calls for action to implement the ideals and values of te Tiriti o Waitangi in order to decarbonise and decolonise the Unitec Architecture programme.
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku (Māori Subject Headings):Kura tuatoru, Hoahoanga whare, Akonga, Tāngata o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
Keywords:Auckland (N.Z.), Aotearoa, New Zealand, Unitec, Te Pūkenga. School of Architecture and Construction, schools of architecture, Pasifika students, Māori students, architecture education, architecture students, Pasifika, student success, Unitec, Te Pūkenga courses
ANZSRC Field of Research:390303 Higher education, 330199 Architecture not elsewhere classified, 451407 Pacific Peoples higher education, 450804 Te mātauranga kura tuatoru Māori (Māori higher education)
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