Tangita i Tāngita

In collaboration with Olivia Hobman

Third Year Studio Project, 2019
Featured in Moonlight Exhibition at Silo 6 Auckland Art Week 2019

Finalist Student Public Good
Best Design Awards 2020

Tangata i Tāngata is a collaborative installation that aims to highlight New Zealand’s evolving multicultural national identity through connecting self to the collective. By creating and contributing their own personal ‘pepeha tile’, participants are encouraged to self-reflect on their own identity within a New Zealand-specific framework, and reflect on how they connect to the wider collective.

Pepeha is a way of introducing yourself in Māori that acknowledges the people and places you are connected to. The Au to Whakawhānaungatanga framework locates au (self) at the centre of one’s expanding relationship networks.


Photographs by Stefan Marks