Arts + Climate Innovation: Coexistence with our Natural World
Ko Ranginui kei runga, ko Papatūānuku kei raro, ko mātou e noho ana kei waenganui... With the sky above and the earth below, how do we inhabit the space between?
An illuminating kōrero with renowned artists and scientists Dr Daniel Hikuroa, Aigagalefili Fepulea’i-Tapua’i, Horomona Horo and Distinguished Professor, Dame Anne Salmond exploring how cultural knowledge, artistic expression and storytelling are inextricably linked to the world in which we live, and how a deeper understanding of these interconnections can help us to ignite transformative climate solutions.
Dr Daniel Hikuroa
A champion for applying Māori knowledge to climate problems to help all New Zealanders respond to the shifting climate. Ngāti Maniapoto / Waikato-Tainui. Earth Systems Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
Inspirational spoken word poet, indigenous activist, Chairperson of 4 Tha Kulture, winner of NZ Storytellers 2019 and recipient of the Young Leader 2020 Women of Influence award and of the Supreme Award for Pacific Youth Advocacy 2020 sponsored by Pacific Cooperation Foundation. A powerful voice for young people at the age of 18.
Renowned music artist of taonga pūoro (traditional Māori instruments, ‘singing treasures’) and cross genre collaborator whose masterful work deeply reflects the holistic culture of all life, and importance of relationships between people, places and nature.
Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond, ONZ DBE FRSNZ
Anthropologist, writer and environmentalist who seeks to weave different strands of knowledge and philosophies about relations between people, land, rivers and the ocean with practical environmental restoration and cutting edge science. Recognised for exceptional contributions to science, our understanding of NZ history and intercultural issues. Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland.
Facilitated by Sarah Meads, Founder of Track Zero.
This show is part of our The Civic Club programme, a very special collection of events which sees the audience seated on stage at The Civic.