Saturday 26 June 2021, 11:00am

Slow Boil: Elevations with Icao Tiseli and Bhaveeka Madagammana

Date Saturday 26 June 2021
Time 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location Artspace Aotearoa, 292 Karangahape Rd
Entry Free and open to all
Part of Slow Boil

This Saturday (Rākaumatohi) workshop is facilitated by architectural practitioners-researchers Icao Tiseli and Bhaveeka Madagammana. Icao will present her thesis project: Mapping the Feke which celebrates and encourages revising cartography and it’s elements to reclaim new positions and modes of discovery to progress new realities to better reflect and represent the Pacific Indigenous world.

Maps offer us great insight into our places. If we were able to channel this language, we would be able to understand the narratives of our worlds and the realms of our stories. In context: This exploration takes us to Tonga plunging us into Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa. Bhaveeka will present his current thesis research into the mapping of pleasures against colonial history. Mapping Pleasure* looks to whenua based pleasures, a "passion of the soul", as a way to view how we interact and inhabit our environment, and how it could inform the creation of future spaces.

Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa

An alternative non-English poetic name for the Pacific Ocean is Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa.

  1. (location) The Pacific Ocean otherwise known as ‘The Large Ocean of Kiwa’.
  2. Kiwa is one of several male divine guardians of the ocean in the traditions of some Māori tribes of the East Coast of the North Island of Aotearoa.


[High Energy]

A productive day for completing mahi, getting things done and starting new projects. Be active or connect with whanau.