Currently in my fourth and final year studying a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with (Honours) at Unitec Institute of Technology in Mt Albert. I am currently working on a dissertation which discusses how wa kainga typology can contribute to medium density housing through the lens of Te Ao Maori, Te Aranga, Kaupapa Maori, and Matauranga Maori.
Nga Aho - Indigenous Design Symposium
have recently just returned from overseas where I was traveling around Canada and America on an Indigenous Housing Tour with Nga Aho and Te Matapihi.
The main event of this trip was the RAIC Festival of Architecture – International Indigenous Design Symposium which was held in Ottawa on the 19th May 2017.
I was given the opportunity to be a guest speaker. It had been one of the most amazing experiences thus far. To be in front of many students and professionals was overwhelming. To be the youngest on that platform was very empowering. To stand there and have a voice and speak with freedom about my passion, knowledge, and experiences. The response was very humbling as I continue my journey as a young Maori woman, leader, and designer