Where’s whare? Parihaka and the sacred medicine whare

Peter Wood’s paper on Parihaka-tecture introduces several original insights into the architectural richness that lies still relatively untapped at this pa. A further insight was introduced as part of his presentation (not covered in his paper), a challenge to what has become generally accepted as historical fact. Peter’s analysis of photographs of the pa from […]

Perspective as colonial tool (Part One)

How we see seems so natural that most of us find no need to wonder or question it.  Representation of the real and even hyper-real requires replication of the way we see – otherwise it is fake, backward, or even a lie.  Linear perspective has been dominant since Brunelleschi discovered the rules for creating a […]


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