Post by Kiwi Frontline on Nov 9, 2017 17:07:57 GMT 12
BUILDING CULTURE: WHY GOOD URBAN DESIGN REQUIRES A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF TIKANGA MĀORI
Architecture and design are an expression of culture. And, increasingly, New Zealand’s Māori culture is being acknowledged in our new buildings and public spaces.
As a starting point, we all need to celebrate the Treaty partnership between Māori and the Crown, Once the Treaty was signed in 1840, over time our thriving economy was lost, lands taken, gifted or sold, and our language neared extinction.
“In terms of the Treaty, we shouldn’t be sitting here talking to you today about the need to promote architecture in your magazine or talk about it: you should be able to look out the window and it’s there.”......