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Auckland: DA Conversations - Spring 2018

Auckland: DA Conversations - Spring 2018

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  • Tue 16 Oct ’18, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Thievery Studio, Level 2, 203 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • DA Friend: $20.00
  • Professional: $25.00
  • DA Student: $15.00


Design Assembly

Join us for our DA Conversations Spring series in Auckland and Wellington, where we look at ‘Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design—what does it mean and why does it matter?’ With a very special lineup of panellists including:
- Desna Whaanga-Schollum (Rongomaiwahine, Kahungunu, Pahauwera) — Chairperson & Founding Member of Ngā Aho Māori Design Professionals and Artspace NZ
- Kaan Hiini (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) — Multi-disciplinary Designer at Curative
- Raymond McKay (Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Wairoa, Ngāti Porou) — Creative Director and Partner at RUN
- Jade Tang-Taylor — associate of the Centre for Social Impact, deputy chair of Auckland Council’s Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel and lecturer at AUT
- Anzac Tereihana Tasker — Senior Designer at Designworks.

Our convener for this session will be Judith Thompson — Design & Innovation Consultant, and Ministerial appointee to the Council of AUT.

At Thievery Studio — 16th October from 6pm onwards, with the conversation kick-starting at 6:30pm.

If you would like to get yourself ready for the conversation and explore the topic beforehand, here’s a few links you may find useful:

How diverse are we? Here’s what you told us.
It’s time to catch up: Issues of diversity and representation.
How to encourage diversity in the design industry on Creative Bloq.
Diversity & Inclusion in Design: Why Do They Matter? on Aiga.

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