Join Jade Kake and Jeremy Hansen to gain insights into their curation of KOHA: The speculative worlds of Rewi Thompson and their recent publication Rewi – Āta haere, kia tere.

This talk will take place on the first day of the exhibition in Objectspace's satellite space in Ōtautahi Christchurch. So, it's your perfect opportunity to be amoungst the first to visit and hear from Jade and Jeremy who are travelling to Ōtautahi for the opening of KOHA. 

You'll learn about the important contribution Rewi Thompson has made to architecture and design in Aotearoa and about Jade and Jeremy's journey bringing a major publication and exhibition on his life and legacy into being. 

Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Whakāue)  is an architectural designer and writer. She is the founder of Matakohe Architecture and Urbanism, a Kaupapa Māori architecture studio, and a part-time lecturer at Huri Te Ao School of Future Environments at Auckland University of Technology Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makaurau. She is the author of Rebuilding the Kāinga: Lessons from Te Ao Hurihuri (Bridget Williams Books, 2019) and has contributed articles and chapters to magazines and books on housing, architecture and urbanism. She is a two-time winner of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Warren TrustAwards for Architectural Writing.

Jeremy Hansen is the co-author (with Jeremy Salmond and Patrick Reynolds) of Villa: From Heritage to Contemporary (Godwit, 2009), and editor of Modern: New Zealand Architecture from 1938 to 1977 (Godwit, 2014). For 11 years he was the editor of HOME magazine. He was also the editor of Paperboy, a free Auckland weekly magazine, from 2016–18. He has been a contributor to Metro, North & South, New Zealand Listener and The Spinoff, and to US-based Architectural Record and Dwell magazines. He now works as a placemaker and facilitator of arts and culture projects in Auckland’s Britomart precinct.

Coffee & Croissants is a conversation series supported by our friends at Allpress Espresso.

Jeremy Hansen & Jade Kake, photograph by Geoffery Matautia

Rewi: Ata haere, kia tere by Jade Kake and Jeremy Hansen, published by Massey University Press. Publication design and photograph by Extended Whānau.

Installation view of KOHA: The speculative worlds of Rewi Thompson, 30 Sep–19 Nov 2023, Objectspace, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photograph by Sam Hartnett.