PIPIRI | JUNE 2023
At NPM we feel privileged to be home to a national network of Māori researchers who are deeply committed to building the foundations for flourishing Māori futures.
In this month’s e-pānui we kōrero with two of our researchers, Professor of Architecture Deidre Brown and PhD student Kapua O’Connor, about the implications of their current research. Deidre, who is a Fellow of both the Royal Society Te Apārangi and New Zealand Institute of Architects, shares her unique insights into how the current housing environment impedes access to high-quality multi-generational housing for whānau. Kapua, who recently published the co-authored book A Fire in the Belly of Hineāmaru, explores the nuances of ahikā and its potential to expand contemporary understandings of mana. Meanwhile in our ‘meet the researchers’ section, Associate Professor Donna Cormack, who leads our RIRI (Research to Interrupt Racism and (In)equity) programme, shares what makes her tick.
Calls are also now out for the submission of project ideas for the NPM Futures Programme New Horizons summer internships and abstracts for the virtual Indigenous Climate Change Research Summit in November - see more details below.
Finally, with Matariki nearly upon us, we should all endeavour to take a pause - rest, recharge and reset.
Mānawatia a Matariki!
Ngā Pou Matarua | Co-Directors Professor Tahu Kukutai Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora