Join Albert L. Refiti as he shares his understandings of Pacific architecture on the occasion of Oceanic Architectural Routes: The photographic archive of Mike Austin.
Refiti will touch on the prehistory of Pacific architecture within Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa and Oceania, recent history of this architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand and in the Pacific, and how these realities fed into his curation of Oceanic Architectural Routes.
Leali’ifano Dr Albert L. Refiti (Samoa: Fasito’outa, Vaovai, Vailima) is Associate Professor of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology. He is co-editor of The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture (2018) and Pacific Spaces: Translations and Transmutations (2022). He is a co-leader with Tina Engel-Schwarzpaul and Layne Waerea of the Vā Moana Research Cluster at AUT University and is currently conducting research funded by the Royal Society Marsden Fund on the history of architecture in Te Moananui with Rau Hoskins.