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  • Prison cell showing bunk beds

    Waikeria protests put a spotlight on prison conditions

    While the protests at Waikeria shine a light on prisoner conditions, abuses of power and inhumane treatment in prison are not new and will continue until prisoner numbers significantly reduce, writes Christine McCarthy

  • Ben Tunui with his project 'Utu' at NZIA awards

    Expressing tikanga Māori architecturally

    Master of Architecture (professional) student Ben Tunui (Ngāti Awa, Te Atiawa) has won the 2020 Te Kāhui Whaihanga Resene Student Design Awards with his Master’s work Utu.

  • Skyscrapers with balconies covered in plants and greenery

    Bringing buildings to life

    Could buildings imitate living organisms? Negin Imani has created a tool translating natural thermoregulation strategies into architectural solutions.

  • architectural render of people walking alond a boardwalk next to streams

    Looking to nature to design climate-resilient cities

    Aotearoa New Zealand and other Pacific Islands are at the forefront of climate change impacts affecting ecosystems and human wellbeing, so how do we adapt our cities to be more resilient and more liveable? Dr Maibritt Pedersen Zari is leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers developing an Oceania-specific form of urban design that explores how Indigenous knowledge can better prepare us for the future.