Silvia Kostandini A Rock with Lots of Holes: Volcanic Imaginaries of Tāmaki Makaurau

  • Tauira / Student
    Silvia Kostandini
  • Kaiako / Lecturers
    Carl Douglas, Sue Gallagher

Our surroundings shape a sense of identity, and the interactions with spaces begin to define our experience in the city. A rock with lots of holes is a spatial design research inquiry into place-making; investigating a volcanic material imaginary to produce a public space along the coast of Takapuna, North Shore.

In an imaginative engagement with the volcanic rock, this research explores abstract and tangible ways to unfold a narrative of matter. Engaging with geographical, cultural, and social aspects that define the scoriaceous element and its connection to the Tāmaki Makaurau volcanic landscape, this project proposes a public refurbishment that engages with the volcano and shapes a public space that offers a new way for people to see each other collectively.