Indigenous brands, Maori business, Kaupapa Growth and innovation, collaborative pilot projects, culture connection and exchange, design enabled economic, culturally enriched.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Takenga Mai

The 20th C saw the emergence and establishment of strong capability, presence and infrastructure for our creative arts with the establishment of entities such as Ngā Puna Waihanga, Te Waka Toi and Toi Māori Aoteaora. There have been no parallels for Māori in commercially oriented design disciplines.

 

In the post-settlement era it is more important than ever that Māori design professionals are equipped to support the design needs of a growing Māori economy. Ngā Aho allows for the emergence, establishment and realisation of our potential in our more commercially focused creative disciplines of Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering and Information and Communications Technology etc.

The Ngā Aho dialogue began with the Hui Kaihoahoa Whare at Hoani Waititi marae in July 2001. Around 50 participants met to discuss recent developments in Māori architecture. The hui acknowledged the need for a professional body representing the aspirations of Māori design professionals. The early 21st century is a time of great challenges and opportunities for Māori design professionals and their communities.

 


 

RWC 2011 MERCHANDISE - MĀORI DESIGNS - NGĀ AHO  

RWC 2011 Maori Design Hui

RWC MĀORI DESIGN BRIEFING HUI 2011, TAKAPUWAHIA MARAE, NGĀTI TOA

 

Māori Design Workshops RWC

TRACEY TAWHIAO, LEON KIPA

 

Maori Design Leon Kipa

LEON KIPA

 

Maori Design Shane Hansen

SHANE HANSEN

 

Wiremu Barriball Maori Design 2011

WIREMU BARRIBALL

MAORI DESIGN WORKSHOP

CARIN WILSON, KAHURANGI FALAOA, LEON KIPA // MAORI DESIGN WORKSHOP, TRACEY TAWHIAO STUDIO - 2011

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