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Oceanic Creative Practice: Re-evaluating indigenous spatial strategies as relevant to twenty-first century creative exploration and practice

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Sullivan, Nan
dc.contributor.advisor Henderson, April Meadows, Jodi Marie 2016-10-09T23:12:36Z 2016-10-09T23:12:36Z 2015 2015
dc.description.abstract “Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us.”¹ ­‐ Epeli Hau’ofa This research investigates how indigenous visual spatial strategies can be used to assist in the definition of a framework that helps characterise Oceanic perspectives and methods of creative practice. Cultural diversity in the New Zealand context holds important potential for explaining expressions of use and continuing the development of Oceanic creative practice. I will assert that the indigenous spatial strategy known as vā (space) holds important potential to help understand the significance of collective relationships within the Oceanic creative community. Vā is an indigenous spatial strategy that captures the process of engaging with and nurturing connections that, I argue, should be at the forefront of the definition for Oceanic creative practice. By comparing established Eurocentric understandings of creative disciplines and processes to indigenous understandings and methodologies, this research will posit indigenous spatial strategies as not only relevant but pivotal to 21st-century creative exploration and practice. This research will contribute to the outlining of a framework that helps to define the authentic values held within Oceanic creative practice. ¹ Epeli Hau'ofa, "Our Sea of Islands," The Contemporary Pacific 6, no. 1 (1994): 160. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Pacific en_NZ
dc.subject Design en_NZ
dc.subject Oceania en_NZ
dc.title Oceanic Creative Practice: Re-evaluating indigenous spatial strategies as relevant to twenty-first century creative exploration and practice en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Design en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Design en_NZ Culture & Context en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Master's en_NZ Master of Design Innovation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120302 Design Innovation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120399 Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design en_NZ

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