Fleur Palmer FUTURE PROOFING building sustainable papakāinga to support Māori aspirations for self-determination
Student TeamFleur Palmer, Te Karaka Trust, Matihetihe, Motuti, Waihou, Waipuna, Ngāti Ngati Manawa, Ngāti Tupoto and Waipereira marae, He Korowai Trust
TutorsProfessor Tania Ka’ai, Professor Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul,, Dr Carl Mika
SchoolAuckland University of Technology
This project demonstrates design as a way to respond to human need, rather than as an aesthetic pursuit. It isn’t pretty, but it’s gritty; showcasing a highly technical and considered response to raw needs and real circumstances.
This project is far more than about designing ‘things’, it is about designing community and future.