Hosted by Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research & University of Waikato, Hamilton
Conference website: www.nzare2017.org.nz
Pre-conference hui likely on 19 November
“Mehemea ka moemoea ahau, ko ahau anake Mehemea ka moemoea tatou, ka taea e tatou”
Na Te Puea Herangi (1883 – 1952)
“If I dream alone, I alone will achieve, If we dream together, we all will achieve”
Mehemea ka moemoea tatou, ka taea e tatou (If we dream together, we will all achieve) is from the tongikura by Princess Te Puea Herangi explaining that if you dream alone, you alone will achieve but dreaming together will result in collective achievement. Shared dreams can lead to collaborative action that questions current theories and explores what is possible. Through partnerships we can turn shared dreams into reality.
The artwork chosen for this conference has two koru shapes that represent working together in partnership. The shapes are curved to show a non-linear approach to the exploration of ideas and are negative and positive with textured and sharp edges representing the challenges that partnerships can present. The clear spaces signify a straight forward approach to idea development while the unclear areas signify the need for collaborative action to develop and enact those ideas. The textured black areas with hints of grey in the background represent ‘from darkness comes light’ and how collaborative action in partnership leads to new discoveries and understandings. Thanks to Donn Ratana for his contribution of the artwork.
Download the preliminary notice here
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