Towards a Relational Landscape: Whitireia Papakāinga
This project looks at the ways settler-colonisation has shaped the exisiting suburban landscape of Titahi Bay, and the communities residing within it. It seeks to engage landscape-led ways of understanding place and reconnection within the rapidly changing context emerging from treaty-settlements and transfer to iwi ownership. This challenges the conventional capitalist (extractive) methods of site analysis, land ownership, and development practices that have disrupted and degraded the communities’ relationships with whenua.
LAND412: Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI / Te Taupuni Mahi Pokepoke, Whakarākei hoki i a Papa-tūā-nuku VI