Kei te raranga i te Pā - Weaving the Fortified Village

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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Deidre en Brown, Savannah en 2020-10-16T03:52:27Z 2020-10-16T03:52:27Z 2019
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dc.description.abstract How can tikanga Māori weave into Albert Park to reindigenise the tāngata and whenua within the urban landscape? Aotearoa is rapidly changing to keep up with a growing economy and technological change, yet this is not the customary way in which Māori had lived for centuries before colonisation. Māori lived iwi-orientated lives, surrounded by their whānau and undertaking daily activities as a community.1 Following the Second World War, there was a growing demand for labour in the cities, and for most urban Māori theirs was a deliberate migration in search of work to provide a better life for their whānau.2 This thesis will examine how tikanga Māori, Māori architecture, and hauora can reindigenise Albert Park. It will also acknowledge an obligation to, and remediation of Indigenous history by weaving the fundamentals of Māori whakapapa and mātauranga into the urban landscape. Through the processes and understandings of raranga, tikanga, tukutuku, hauora and mātauranga Māori this thesis aims to reindigenise the tāngata and whenua of Albert Park. The park has a profound Māori, colonial, and Victorian history. In its current state as an imperial park, it is a monument to the British Crown, colonisation and the Victorian Era.3 The purpose of this thesis is to expose the layers of the site and reveal its true histories, restructuring the landscape to reinstate the essence of the Māori pā and Military Barracks which once stood here. The main theoretical approach is raranga, weaving tikanga and Māori symbolism together whilst infusing the whakapapa of the whenua in a compelling way. This approach in turn produces contemporary dimensions more suited to the current landscape and people of Tāmaki Makaurau. The completed project is a journey through time on the site of Albert Park, exposing the layers of Māori and colonial history of the area. Woven into the site is a new proposition, Mataora Marae, an urban marae providing tikanga Māoribased practises to hauora or wellbeing. Based on the hauora tapa whā model of hinengaro, tinana, wairua and whānaungatanga, Mataora Marae strives to educate the community on the benefits of hauora, Māori mātauranga, tikanga, and tūrangawaewae.
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dc.title Kei te raranga i te Pā - Weaving the Fortified Village en
dc.type Thesis en Architecture The University of Auckland en Masters en 2020-07-22T01:09:24Z en
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