Muddy Urbanism: an LA dialogue

Show simple item record Waghorn, Kathy en Haringa, H en Jones, R en Khoo, Chia Venn en Seung Kim, Sophia en Lapwood, A en Shake Lee, Z en Lin, S en Paget, V en Ryan, H en Yoo, A en Mecredy, E en
dc.coverage.spatial WUHO (Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost), Los Angeles, USA en 2015-01-21T01:03:38Z en
dc.identifier.citation WUHO (Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost), Los Angeles, USA, 07 Nov 2014 - 23 Nov 2014 en
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dc.description A piece of collective urban research on the Whau River, Auckland en
dc.description.abstract MUDDY URBANISM Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, has a unique geography, with an extensive coastline abutting urban areas. While architects, planners and politicians often discuss the importance of ‛the waterfront’, the view of this watery edge is frequently restricted to the inner city and the exclusive beach suburbs. However Auckland ‛fronts’ the water in many different ways and spaces, most of which are ignored in an urban sense. One such space is the Whau River estuary. The Whau River bisects the inner west of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Its path creates a portage, connecting two harbours, permitting the movement with waka (canoe) between the east and west coasts. This portage has seen over one thousand years of occupation and use. Pre-colonisation, the Whau was one of the main active frameworks of social connection and economic production and in the colonial economy it played a crucial role in the settlement and urbanisation of Auckland’s west, as both a transport route for food and as a source of clay. In latter decades however, the Whau has lost its importance. No longer a transport route, and for much of the recent past a boundary between municipalities, it has increasingly become the site of multiple conflicts across jurisdictional, economic, land use and natural systems. Muddy Urbanism is a special urban-research workshop at The School of Architecture and Planning (The University of Auckland) that engages in the critical mapping of the Whau in order to visualise the many conflicts that have been hidden from institutional thinking and to propose new interfaces between urban policy, ecological systems and community participation for the regeneration of this catchment. This research project amplifies the local as a critical site of intervention for rethinking existing land use, public and environmental infrastructure, and neighbourhood-based socio-economic development, in order to re-imagine a productive coastline for the many different waterfronts of Auckland. en
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dc.title Muddy Urbanism: an LA dialogue en
dc.type Exhibition en en
pubs.finish-date 2014-11-23 en
pubs.start-date 2014-11-07 en
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pubs.elements-id 472605 en Creative Arts and Industries en Architecture and Planning en A piece of collective urban research on the Whau River, Auckland en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-01-14 en

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