Pupuke Te Mahara
View the Pupuke te Mahara exhibition of film and fashion in the window gallery of the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation building.
Pupuke te Mahara, simply translated, is the acknowledgement of memory.
Designers have sought ways to communicate memory through multi-faceted layers of design practices, both old and new. Walter Benjamin states, ‘You are what you remember’ (quoted in Archiveology by Catherine Russell, 2018).
This project focuses on the embodiment of memory through design, framed by a kaupapa Māori lens which centralises a Taranaki iwi worldview. This research/creative output investigates de-colonial practices that inform film, performance, and fashion disciplines. These become catalysts for mātauranga Māori but, importantly, become judges of our creative futures.
The film and fashion casual collection that are the core creative outcomes of this project can been seen in the window gallery space on the Dunlop Terrace side of the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation building.
Other opportunities to see this work:
- This autumn on the Cobblestone Park light boxes (Wellington).
- During New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland, 5.30 pm 8 February 2022.
Tane Moleta, Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Digital Design, Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Curator
Bobby Luke (Ngāti Ruanui), Lecturer, School of Design Innovation