EVENT: Rebuilding the kāinga – community and connection
Māori are disproportionately affected by New Zealand’s housing crisis. Is papakāinga housing development a solution that’s culturally sustainable too? A timely Centre for Sustainable Cities seminar, next week in Pōneke
Seminar: Rebuilding the Kāinga: Lesson from Te Ao Hurihuri
You are warmly invited to a seminar with speaker Jade Kake.
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Date: Wednesday 24 July 2019
Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington
Rebuilding the Kāinga: Lesson from Te Ao Hurihuri
Jade Kake’s forthcoming book, Rebuilding the Kāinga (BWB Texts), charts the resurgence of contemporary papakāinga on whenua Māori over the last three decades. In this talk, she will describe the current social and political context, reflect on the relevance of Indigenous economies in the post- Treaty of Waitangi settlement era, and put forward the central idea of rebuilding our kāinga – our villages – as the primary unit for economic and political activity. Jade will discuss some of the unique tenure and finance constraints for Māori . She will draw on innovative local and international models to sketch out a vision where Māori are supported to build affordable homes and businesses on whānau, hapū or Treaty settlement lands and she will describe the policy direction needed to make this a reality.
Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi – Te Parawhau me Ngāti Hau, Te Arawa, Whakatōhea) is an architectural designer, writer and housing advocate based in Whangārei. Her design practice is focussed on working with Māori organisations on their marae, papakāinga and civic projects, and in working with mana whenua groups to express their cultural values and narratives through urban design. She has written for a variety of housing and architecture magazines and contributed chapters to several books on architecture and urbanism. Rebuilding the Kāinga will be her first book.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk Wellington adds…
What is papakāinga housing?
- Finding the Best Fit (helping older people decide where to live) – Papakāinga and kaumatua housing page
- Radio NZ Ahi Kā feature on papakāinga (including ecologically sustainable house-building)
- Jade Kake on The Good Citizen podcast (explaining papakainga cf orthodox suburban development at 27:30) – and she hosts the Indigenous Urbanism podcast
- Papakāinga development guide from Community Housing Aotearoa
- Benefits and barriers to papakāinga housing development on Māori land – Maori Law Review
Banner image: basic papakāinga layout by Perception Planning