• 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 ...
    • The Emotional Kitchen Space Aging With Dignity Around the Kitchen Table

      Wang, Guangjin (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      How can a kitchen be designed as an elderly-friendly emotional space that encourages people to share positive social experiences of cooking and dining? How can designers support people to age with dignity? This practice-based ...
    • Front the Home (Front): The Spatialisation of Epistolary Correspondence From World War One 1914-1918

      Prasad, Shivneel (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This practice-led research thesis investigates epistolary correspondences from the front lines to explore the relationship between spatial belonging and dislocation with the concept of the home as a domestic interior that ...
    • 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 ...
    • Infrastructure that Walks the Walk, Experience Design for the Te Paki Trail

      Waters, James (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This dissertation is a design proposal for a series of transitional infrastructures that articulate the experiential journey of the Te Paki Coastal Walk, Northland, Aotearoa New Zealand. It draws on perceptual aesthetics, ...
    • Intimate Displacements: Peripatetic Cartographies Across Tāmaki Isthmus

      Ellah, Xavier (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Every day, humans move through the urban fabric we collectively create, however the city also moves us. In a series of six day-long walks, I have performed sections across the everyday life of the city, creating an ...
    • Peripheral Atmospheres: A native bird centre for the Manukau Harbour

      Lowe, Andrew Benjamin (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Our peripheral experiences are an agency for the inter-personal. In this practice-led research, light, movement, and textural surfaces become crucial in peripheral engagement in producing an ‘ecology of we’ (Baek, 2016, ...
    • Returning to Public Space Pop-up Installations to Break Down Isolation and Social Anxiety After the Covid-19 Pandemic

      Liang, Junyu (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      The COVID-19, a new form of coronavirus, outbreak began at the beginning of 2020 and lasted much longer than we anticipated; until today, the world is still under the impact of such a virus. Many countries adopted a ...
    • Siheyuan: Refurbishing an Auckland Childcare Centre Using Traditional Chinese Courtyard Typologies

      Chen, Sida (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Cities can be alienating places for children. In the fast processes of urbanization children are often deprived of the opportunity to be part of a local social environment. In this study, I use Chinese courtyard spaces as ...
    • Stolen Moments: Rest, Spatial Choreography and Wheel-Throwing

      Sung, En Torng (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      In a society where time is valued highly, rest is forsaken daily. Rest must be stolen, for it is too often forgotten and has become an unreasonable source of guilt. Stolen Moments addresses societal-centred rest through ...
    • The dance of Soma and Psyche

      Ganjali, Shaghayegh (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      “How colourless and formless I am. When will I ever see the am that I am?” (Lewis, 2000, p.355) This quote by the 13th century poet, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, known to the English-speaking world simply as Rumi refers ...
    • The smooth + the striated: the home as a locale of cyberspace

      Lee, Fang-Ching (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The home is a material place of routine and isolation. Cyberspace, on the other hand, is associated with the lightness of disembodiment and engagement with others in virtual worlds. I am interested in the home as a locale ...