Natasha Perkins and her team created a structure and is inspired by the New Zealand Maori practice of weaving.. Their structure is recyclable and was created using interlocking pieces, and was meant to be a place of thought, inspiration. Watch to see how they did it.
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Discovering the Mana of Te Reo Māori
BY REGAN STOKES
@ VOL 18
ON MAR 27, 2014
Regan Stokes is Māori and English. In this kōrero he discusses how cultural dislocation became cultural enlightenment as he gradually discovered the Māori language. Regan advocates for te reo Māori to be taught with an emphasis on the cultural significance of the words themselves, and is now teaching community te reo Māori night classes in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Weaving for the Soul
BY RENÉ BAHLOO
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 24, 2016
“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being”
In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on September 27th, 2016.
Infinite Forms, Infinite Possibilities
BY SAYURI KUROTSU
@ VOL 154
ON JAN 31, 2018
Fashion artist Sayuri Kurotsu believes that the contemporary "dress" does not have to be limited to any one form. Thus this Wednesday, she will be showcasing dresses that will allow anyone and everyone to choose and decide for themselves the forms they prefer.
Shoemaking in New Zealand
BY LOU CLIFTON
@ VOL 38
ON NOV 08, 2018
Lou Clifton is a shoemaker and teacher based in Wellington. Lou started her shoemaking journey 10 years ago, at a time when it wasn't possible to learn in New Zealand. Deciding she had nothing to lose, her quest to learn the endangered craft has taken her to Australia and then to Japan, where she was invited to intern with a Master Shoemaker. After recognising she wasn't the only one in New Zealand with a passion to make shoes, Lou launched Shoe School in 2015 in Dunedin and has recently relocated her business to Wellington. She's lost count - but she thinks she's helped students materialise over 300 pairs of handmade shoes since Shoe School's inception. Lou is here to share her story - how a combination of determination and some solid day dreaming has lead her to create what she considers to be just about the best job in the world.