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Beauty in the eye of the Indigenous

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posted on 2022-09-27, 20:09 authored by Parata, Wi Rangiwhaitiri

This thesis seeks to understand the virtues of Beauty through the complex systems of Mātauranga Māori. It investigates the potential of Māori philosophy and Art to rethink the way we design, giving visual form and shape to the cultural belief systems and their spiritual ideas. This thesis explores Beauty through a speculative outcome of a Cultural Centre in Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Gisborne (Tūranga).

The aim is to shift our current understanding of Beauty away from the egocentrism of western culture to one that is transformative and understands the multifaceted systems of people, place, and culture.

The purpose is to keep exploring boundaries and work from new perspectives, enabling us to create architecture with more meaning, understanding and depth.

History

Copyright Date

2022-09-28

Date of Award

2022-09-28

Publisher

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Rights License

Author Retains Copyright

Degree Discipline

Architecture

Degree Grantor

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Degree Level

Masters

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (Professional)

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

4 Experimental research

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis

Language

en_NZ

Alternative Language

mi

Victoria University of Wellington School

Wellington School of Architecture

Advisors

Perkins, Natsha; Luke, Bobby