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Toro Whakaara: Responses to our built environment

This free newspaper was produced to accompany Toro Whakaara: Responses to our built environment, an exhibition developed by Objectspace and exhibited across Objectspace and CoCA Toi Moroki in Ōtautahi Christchurch as part of our programme partnership.

It includes a Foreword and Acknowledgment by curators Kim Paton and Zoe Black that illuminates the ideas and development behind the show — from the term Hostile Architecture, to the priorities formed through wānanga with exhibiting practitioners, to the significance of Architectus coming onboard as our new Strategic Design Partner and supporting the delivery of this exhibition.

It features interviews with the ten practitioners involved in Toro Whakaara: HOOPLA, Isobel Thom, Lindsay Yee, Ngahuia Harrison, Raphaela Rose (at Objectspace) and ĀKAU, Edith Amituanai, Kirsty Lillico, Sione Faletau and Wayne Youle (at CoCA)​; and new writing on each of the projects exhibiting courtesy of Eu Jin Chua, Gradon Diprose, Gina Hochstein, Jade Kake, Rebecca Kiddle, Kate Linzey, Hūfanga-He-Ako-Moe-Lotu, Professor ‘Ōkusitino Mā & Kolokesa Uafā Māhina-Tuai, Felicity Milburn, K. Emma Ng and Icao Tiseli.

This publication is edited by Tessa Forde, copy-edited by Anna Hodge and designed by Alt Group.

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ISBN

978-0-9951217-7-5

Publisher

Objectspace and CoCA Toi Moroki

Isobel Thom, Bricks, 2021. Photography by Samuel Hartnett.

Ngahuia Harrison, Coastal Cannibals, ongoing series, 2020-2021.

Edith Amituanai, The Quarry, 2020.

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