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2020 Professor Deirdre Brown FRSNZ

He kokonga whare e kitea: A corner of the house can be seen

Built, lost, recovered or reimagined, Māori architecture defines the settlement of Aotearoa and the enduring connections that Māori have to their whenua (land). Professor Deirdre Brown discusses how the New Zealand Wars, urbanisation and housing crises all have architectural outcomes and the resolution of these events has and will require architectural solutions. She also explores the role of architecture in the past and future of Māori society.