Join a collective of ĀKAU kaimahi to discuss changing the landscape of design and why it is vital to have narratives embedded in public space.
ĀKAU will discuss their powerful collaborative project, Te Reo Māori on the Streets, which uses aspirations of local taitamariki to transform the streets of Kaikohe and formed the basis for 'Ngā Tapuwae a Rāhiri' waiata and music video.
Following this kōrero, attendees are invited to participate in a ĀKAU Papamahi (type workshop).
This workshop will explore the process of expression, kupu and letterforms used in Te Reo Māori on the Streets, where the taitamariki created short sentences using kupu matua sourced from within their kura whakatauki.
This event is a celebration of Kaikohe and Whaea Mere Tuiloma-Taylor. It is presented in connection to Pohewa Pāhewa: a Māori design kaupapa.
Based in Te Taitokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau, ĀKAU provides creative opportunities for kaiako, schools and community organisations. The design studio enhances education by captivating, inspiring and building skills with taitamariki. The team awhi organisations by using a creative process to help conceptualise ideas, needs and aspirations with whānau for community projects.