Our fourth Ockham Lectures Pocket Edition is written by Hana Pera Aoake and Morgan Godfery.

‘Existing in Multitudes’ presents a Maaori world view of how we exist in relation to each other and non-human objects, connecting ideas of making and legacy of materials with te ao maaori.

This event will include a reading of the essay, written collaboratively by Aoake and Godfery.

Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of the publication.

Hospitality will be provided and booking is free here.


Hana Pera Aoake (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Hinerangi, Tainui/Waikato) is an artist, writer and researcher based in Waikouaiti on stolen Kaai Tahu, Kaati Mamoe and Waitaha whenua. In 2020 they published their first collection of writing, A bathful of kawakawa and hot water, with Compound Press.  

Morgan Godfery (Ngaati Awa, Ngaati Maniapoto, Tuuhoe, Lalomanu) is a writer, journalist and lecturer based in Waikouaiti in Te Wai Pounamu. He writes a regular column for The Guardian and The Spinoff and is a former columnist for Metro. His work crosses politics, history, memoir and criticism. #TRT

Bremner Bay, Wānaka. Photographer: Hana Pera Aoake, 2021.