Welcome

Welcome to sub.sist.

This site is dedicated to thinking about architecture in relation to Maori [‘Maori architecture’] in different ways, exploring alternative avenues of research and drivers for design.

It is a critical exploration, with a particular focus on the interaction between cultures over the last two hundred or so years.  This is about the political, the [sub]versive, the re[sist]ant.

Why is this necessary? For a discipline that is so closely related to the land, architecture has only drawn on a limited set relationships that Maori have with the land. Residing in a country whose history is dominated by the interaction between cultures, only a small set of these interactions have been drawn on by architects.

Explore the pages and posts, and send through any comments or thoughts you might have.

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