School of Art and Design


The School of Art and Design brings together visual artists, spatial designers, fashion designers, filmmakers, curators, entrepreneurs, graphic designers, digital designers, product designers, and other cultural practitioners from New Zealand and around the world to work on expanded notions of art and design. The aim of the Art and Design researchers is to give rigorous tools for art and design research to a variety of practitioners from diverse cultural backgrounds, in a dynamic and supportive environment.

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  • Kaiser, LJ (Otago School of Art and the University of Otago Centre for the Book; 2014)
    ‘Movable books’ is the term that best encompasses the wide range of paper-engineered books, and includes those with pop-up mechanisms. Movable books epitomise the work of art in book form and date back many hundreds of ...
  • Engels-Schwarzpaul, A-C (The Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO); 2015)
    No abstract.
  • Charlton, J (Edicao; 2014)
    It seems that we are always waiting for screens. But what are we really waiting for? Treating the screen as an object of sculptural concern, this paper attempts to understand how inherent event-relationships might escape ...
  • Muratovski, G (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (POPCAANZ); 2014)
    In the face of an underlying theoretical structure that links the subjects of propaganda and politics with architectural and design practice, it can be argued that both designers and architects often use ideologies ...
  • Robertson, N; Ellis, N (World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E); 2014)
    Traditionally Maori carving has been regarded as depicting benign ancestors. However, when looked at more closely we can see these carvings as articulators of sex and power in Maori culture - from the choice of ancestor ...
  • Piatti-Farnell, L (Aeternum; 2014)
    No abstract.
  • Jackson, ML (TaPRA Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Group; 2014)
    This paper takes the context of responding to the film, Dark Light (2014) by Maria O’Connor, as a provocation to engage with aspects of the work of Jacques Derrida on the animal and the human. Dark Light develops as an ...
  • Zampollo, F (Enfasis; 2013)
    No abstract.
  • Jackson, ML (Deleuze Studies Journal; 2013)
    In his lecture of 14th March 1979, within the series, The Birth of the Biopolitical, Michel Foucault discusses in some depth the American form of neo-liberalism, contrasting it with the development of neo-liberalism in ...
  • Jachna, T; McLafferty, E; Tzvetanova Yung, S (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Hong Kong Design Institute (member of VTC Group) and Hong Kong Design Centre; 2014)
    Successful collaborative design harmonizes diverse inputs from disciplines with often contrasting paradigms (Reay & Withell, 2013). Designers must respond to these challenges using both objective and subjective, quantitative ...
  • Clark, SJ (Milford Galleries Dunedin; 2014)
    No abstract.
  • Palmer; Engels-Schwarzpaul, T; Refiti, A; Melich, B; Tulloch, L; Jenner, R (Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA); 2014)
    In Aotearoa, how do we position ourselves within an academy pervaded by Western philosophical thought? During the 1980’s Post-structuralist theory was the main stay in my education as an architect. Although we live in a ...
  • Piper, GF (Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, Auckland University of Technology; 2012)
    In this paper I reflect upon the nature of making within my own practice, with specific reference to intrapersonal conversations (Bolt) and those with materials. The nature of flow as suggested by Csikszentmihalyi, in the ...
  • Jackson, ML (RMIT University, School of Art; 2013)
    In the ten years between the publication of The Savage Anomaly (1981/1991b) and Insurgencies (1992/1999), the Italian political philosopher Antonio Negri substantially defined a contemporary theory of power and the State ...
  • Piatti-Farnell, L (Locating the Gothic conference; 2014)
    No abstract.
  • Robertson, NA (The C. N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis; 2014)
    No abstract.
  • Kennedy, J (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ); 2013)
    Animators are often expected to film their own acting reference. However, most animators are not trained actors, and as a result, their performances lack depth when dealing with emotionally-rich subject matter. The result ...
  • Young, A (European Academy of Design; 2013)
    This paper will discuss two social action initiatives that were undertaken as part of communication design courses offered in Australia and New Zealand. Each initiative involved student designers collaborating with a ...
  • Young, A; Bill, A; de Freitas, N (School of Art and Design, Faculty of Design & Creative Technologies, Auckland University of Technology; 2014)
    No abstract.
  • Sinfield, D (Common Ground Publishing LLC; 2014)
    There is no disputing the fact that the Auckland Central Business District (C.B.D) is well positioned within the multinational corporate world community. While walking through the streets of Auckland’s C.B.D, one could ...

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