The past few months have seen considerable change to the publishing landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand, with architecture focussed periodicals closing or at risk. 

Ensuring a vibrant environment for architecture commentary with depth and lasting critical engagement continues to be important.  This panel discussion will consider the future of architecture publishing in Aotearoa New Zealand from the viewpoints of editors, writers and long-standing contributors. 

The panellists will include, Dr Kathy Waghorn, Chris Barton, Chirag Jindal, Simon Farrell-Green and Gabrielle Maffey. RSVPs are essential here. Hospitality will be provided.


Chris Barton is an architecture critic and editor of Architecture NZ. He has combined his journalism background and architectural training with architectural education as a professional teaching fellow  at the Auckland School of Architecture and Planning since 2012.

Dr Kathy Waghorn is an Associate Professor at Huri Te Ao, the School of Future Environments at Te Wānanga Aronui O Tāmaki Makau Rau Auckland University of Technology.  Kathy's research and practice sits at the intersection of art, architecture and urbanism. Her work takes place across diverse platforms; from international exhibitions to self-initiated performative events with the local Auckland collective HOOP-LA. In 2016 Kathy was the Co-creative Director of ‘Future Islands’, the New Zealand Exhibition at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale and in 2019 she was the curator of 'Making Ways: Alternative Architecture Practice in Aotearoa', a 4 week 'rolling maul' exhibition and event platform at Objectspace.  

Simon Farrell-Green was the editor of HOME, New Zealand’s oldest architecture magazine, before its closure in April.  He recently launched a new publication, Here, that released its first edition last month. Here is fiercely dedicated to local New Zealand architecture, specifically its houses, and aims to be a living embodiment of New Zealand's extraordinary design community.

Chirag Jindal is a young artist and entrepreneur who works explores the use of new digital tools to capture and communicate our spatial environment. His point cloud images—produced with LiDAR 3D scanning and visual modeling—have been exhibited around the world, and images from his Into the Underworld-Ngā Mahi Rarowhenua series won a prestigious IPE Award from the Royal Photographic Society. 

Gabrielle Maffey is an architecture thesis student who lives, works and podcasts from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.  Her podcast, THIS AINT AUCKLAND. THIS AINT ARCHITECTURE., looks to the design futures of Karangahape Road from its histories and identities.

This Aint Auckland. This Aint Architecture.

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