• Artful Dynamics: How a Visual Arts Distance Learning Environment Might Matter for Notions of Artist-self

      Fitchett, Dale (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This research explores how notions of artist-self are enacted in a postgraduate visual arts learning and teaching environment that relies substantially on an online platform and distance delivery. Tertiary institutions ...
    • Being in painful circumferences

      Ryoo, Yosop (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Being in Painful Circumferences seeks to delineate a spatial representation of the Korean notion of ‘Han’ [한, 恨]. Descending from 4000 years of Korea’s history, in brief, Han is described as a state of emotion where one ...
    • Bonsai

      Cheng, Terry Hsu-Huang (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This thesis includes an introduction to my bonsai container design along with a history of bonsai, discussion of the philosophies of key bonsai masters, the details of two bonsai containers based on Japanese courtyard ...
    • Crip-time Architectures

      Oh, Howard Chungsang (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This project explores the relationship between architecture and its possible relationship found in two very opposed notion of creation and evolution. This project considers issue of design in general to identify whether ...
    • Cross + Change

      Zhao, Nikki (Yue) (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This design research project rethinks the ecologies of public space in order to foster alternate cultures of food trade, consumption and production in urban settings. The project focuses on a vacant site which was once the ...
    • From Bridge to Bridging: a Wellness Facility Spanning Auckland City Hospital & the Auckland Domain

      Kang, Taewoo (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This project initiates a design research that explores broader questions of wellness in the context of the Auckland City Hospital. Straddling AUT’s Design for Health and Wellness Lab at the Hospital and Spatial Design, the ...
    • Hiding in a hollow tree

      Kenobi, Ben Tuhoe (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Starting with a broad analysis of game story-telling methods, this project seeks to interrogate a player’s occupation and navigation of the possibility space of a game’s meta-narrative and isolate ‘story-telling’ techniques ...
    • Home-body: A Spatial Inquiry Into Queer Material Imagination

      Gallagher, Sue (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Home-body considers dwelling by way of topoanalysis, itself rethought through a queer materialist imagination. Utilising drawing, digital video-making and installation practice, the interrelationships between home, self ...
    • Kinetoscopic City: A Spatial Archival Recollection of an Urban Spectacle As an Immersive Cinematic Bi-location

      Wimalaratne, Shawn (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This creative research thesis approaches Fort Lane and its relative precinct as an invitation to reimagine, remap and rewrite the city as a kinetoscope2 arcade. Here, as a precursor to contemporary cinema, offered a new ...
    • Memory and Movement in Freemans Bay: An Adaptive Reuse of the Rob Roy Hotel

      Johnson, Max (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      In the face of an increasing drive to recognise built heritage significance, yet a tendency to curtail the scope of this recognition in building redevelopments, what strategies are capable of dealing with memory, recollection, ...
    • Notes From the Urban Intertidal: A Paraontological Leaning

      Hopewell, Hannah (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Notes from the Urban Intertidal: A Paraontological Leaning is a creative-practice doctoral research project, that stages fictionalised encounters with aspects of urban landscapes in late-modernity—landscapes that evolve ...
    • Reading Food in Boys’ Love Manga: a Gastronomic Study of Food and Male Homosexuality in the Manga Work of Yoshinaga Fumi

      Tran, Xuan Bach (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Gastronomy is the study, not of food itself, but the relationship between food and our world. This study aims to investigate the relationship between food and homosexuality in the realm of Boys Love (BL) manga, a Japanese ...
    • Spatial Provocations | Activating a critique of the alliance of God and Mammon within the Evangelical Protestant right

      Wilson, Maya Rebecca (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Research Question | How can design research understand and respond to alliances between neoliberalism and Evangelical populism? This work documents an investigation into how installations and spatial artefacts might be ...
    • The paradoxical event of apparel: lameness and the bifurcating catwalk

      Tatton, Annie (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This project explores overlapping concerns between fashion and spatial design by way of a catwalk event. It does this by investigating historical and contemporary presumptions about the spatial tectonics and forms of ...
    • The return of the Polynesian Phantom

      Tapuni, Nooroa (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This research project, Return of the Polynesian Phantom, investigates self-portraiture through the mediums of moving image, digital modeling, object making, and installation. It seeks to consider in these media an ambiguous ...
    • Through my body to your body and back

      Jamieson, Rose (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This Masters of Art & Design, Through My Body To Your Body And Back, is a multi-channel sound installation and performance incorporating notions of the body as both a singular entity and a being of multiplicity and ...
    • The unconscious ruin: drawing minor architecture

      Sellar, Brendon Sellar (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The citizen subject, simultaneously estranged and yet embraced as an entity, insatiably commodified and marketed to, increasingly experiences urban place as a terrain vague – a place without coherent reference or broader ...
    • Vibrating Matter: situating sound

      Shearer, Rachel Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      My research investigates site-specific sound installation practice by way of two public urban sound projects, created for the Auckland City Council in Tamaki Makarau / Auckland. Contrary to the typically dominant visual ...