Thinking semiotically about Maori architecture

Mike Austin delivered a quietly significant paper at the 2014 SAHANZ conference (see here). He staged a flashback to the days of semiotics as a way of examining the shifts and developments that have occurred and are occurring in Maori architecture. The short and snappy exposition gave us a look at how syntax and semantic […]

Posted at 9:25 am on April 3, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

Urban Whitescapes in W[h]anganui

David Batchelor’s Chromophobia starts with a chapter titled ‘Whitescapes’. It is a treatise on the long history of the expulsion of colour and the triumph of white in various fields of artistic endeavour. Batchelor points out how active the denial of colour has been. He writes “To mistake the colourful for the colourless or white […]

Posted at 2:20 am on June 8, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Continue reading


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