What artefacts of environmental knowledge from the colonial period motivate our work? How do they speak into our present moment?
Rapua te Kura Huna: Opening Our Environmental Archives is a workshop of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue around the archives of environmental knowledge from the period of colonisation.
Each participant is asked to contribute to our kōrero one thing from the archives they work with—a text, an image, or even an object—and to share the story of how it motivates or challenges their research.
We would like to know what might happen when we bring together these artefacts and perspectives, and to think about what kinds of research are yet to emerge from our archives.
Alice Te Punga Somerville (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki) | Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, The University of Waikato
Carolyn Morris | School of People, Environment, and Planning, Massey University
Catherine Knight | Independent writer, researcher, and environmental historian
James Beattie | Centre for Science in Society, Victoria University of Wellington
Kate Stevens | History Programme, The University of Waikato
Marg Forster (Rongomaiwāhine, Ngāti Kahungunu) | Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, Massey University
Meg Parsons | School of Environment, The University of Auckland
Mike Roche | School of People, Environment, and Planning, Massey University
Philip Steer | School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication, Massey University
Rosie Ibbotson | Department of Art History and Theory, University of Canterbury
Tina Makereti (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Rangatahi) | Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington