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New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Tuia Pito Ora Wānanga

20 Mar 2024

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Tuia Pito Ora (NZILA) will host their 2024 NZILA Wānanga in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington on 16-17 May 2024.

Wānanga is a Māori word that conveys meeting, discussion, conference, knowledge, and learning. The theme of this Wānanga is Māramatanga.

To Māori, the creation story emphasises the movement of space and time from nothingness and darkness to the world of light – Te Ao Mārama. When Te Ao Mārama was created, the illumination of the world allowed the atua to reach their full potential, creating space for all living things to dwell in harmony. This illumination can be described as Māramatanga

The 2024 NZILA Wānanga in Wellington will: 

  • Be guided by Te Ao Mārama and Māramatanga we'll search for wisdom and understanding through shared knowledge. 
  • Shine a light on our collective challenges and opportunities as we face exposure to climate, social, and political change. 
  • Bring focus on the natural world of life and light to bring Landscape Architecture to the forefront of decision making. 

OCULUS Associate Director Claire Martin, will be speaking at the Wānanga, exploring the theme ‘AHUTIA DEVELOP our understanding of the challenges and opportunities’

"Werohia te rua, kia puta mai ai te tuna" – reach into uncertainty so that opportunities may emerge.

Registrations are now open, for more information please visit the NZILA website.

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