As part of the research programme Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities, Rebecca Kiddle asks where (physically) community happens in Aotearoa New Zealand and how might we improve the way we design and plan our built environments to better serve the making of communities. Rebecca’s project Where Do We Dance? uses dance as a metaphor for socialising, making friends and building community.
Rebecca Kiddle (Ngāti Porou, Ngā Puhi) is a Senior Lecturer at the Architecture School, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research focuses on Māori identity and placemaking in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the nexus between community creation, social processes and urban design.
City Talks is an ongoing series presented in partnership with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch.
Followed by refreshments.