• An accidental real: chick lit, research and the everyday

      Nash, Belinda (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This research shows that the production of the genre known as chick lit, being immersed in the unspectacular of the everyday, paradoxically constitutes more than the mundanity of everydayness. It describes the spectacularly ...
    • The cadaverous presence: Holbein's dead Christ and Maw's suspended Upritchard

      Chance, Margreta (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The Cadaverous Presence investigates two paintings: Hans Holbein the Younger’s "The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb", and Liz Maw’s "Francis Upritchard". Both works of art put a metaphysical quest for an ontological ...
    • The camera-dancer dyad: a critical, practical dialogue of virtual and live studio methodologies

      Nikolai, Jennifer (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This research project constitutes studio-based inquiry into the benefits of dance collaborators using handheld, lightweight video cameras to develop ‘new’ methods of dance making. To uncover compositional openings, we ...
    • City/State: Foucault urbanism & risk

      Hanlen, Mark Alexander James (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The State is the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies, too; and this lie creeps from its mouth: “I, the State, am the people.” –Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathrustra. The city model already dominates the ...
    • Confronting design: case studies in the design of ceramics in New Zealand

      Thompson, Christopher (Auckland University of Technology, 2003)
      This study maps a way of looking at design history in New Zealand through the investigation of a taxon of industrially manufactured ceramics. Understanding design as an enfolded process of production, distribution, mediation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Digital Technologies in New Zealand Secondary Schools - a Case Study of an Auckland School

      Piper, John (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      One of the most rapid and far-reaching developments in contemporary secondary schools in New Zealand is the adoption of recent curriculum innovations in the application of digital technologies across curriculum areas. ...
    • Dwelling in architecture: design for a house for two strangers.

      Hanlen, M A (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This exegesis seeks to explicate the current Masters project Dwelling in Architecture. The design component of the project a House for Two Strangers seeks to design a hypothetical domestic dwelling for two unrelated domestic ...
    • Ecosophies: Field/Mesh/Transversality

      Stay, Hana (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Ecosophies: Field/Mesh/Transversality is a practice-led design research project undertaken for a Master of Art & Design in the field of Spatial Design. The project explores the ontology of ecology through philosophical ...
    • Energy Efficient Urban Form: A Simulation of Building Energy Performance in Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

      Aghili, Madie (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Climate change has become a challenge with adverse impacts on the Earth. Coastal cities, such as Auckland, are now more vulnerable to natural disasters arising from climate change, mainly sea-level rise. Waterfronts are ...
    • Events on a horizontal plane: A visual exploration of stability and instability

      Left, Ron (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      This studio-based project explores ideas of stability and instability through a series of artworks utilising processes from painting and photographic disciplines. It specifically explores imagery that has an embedded sense ...
    • A feminine language in cinema

      Scheffmann, Dorthe (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      A Feminine Language in Cinema is a creative-work or practice-led Master of Philosophy project. The creative component is a feature film screenplay, En Abyme, developed for mainstream audience reception in such a way that ...
    • Figuring diachrony: ethics before the voice

      Harris, Brent Graeme (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This PhD project engages the fields of contemporary art, performance studies and performance philosophy. It explores participation and the relation of ethics to politics, through performance art works in public places. The ...
    • Grafted scales - gardens of the other

      Lim, Kevin Kyujung (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This exegesis aims to critically assay the Master’s research project Grafted Scales: Gardens of the Other. The design outcome for this project proposes a garden that promotes communication and heals a rift between two ...
    • Hesitating performance

      Harris, Brent (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This research project participates in the genre of Performance art. It explores performativity in relation to Emmanuel Levinas' formulation of two interlacing modes of language, the ethical saying and the ontological, ...
    • Innovative Learning Environments as Agents of Change

      Wells, Alastair William John (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      As described in the New Zealand Curriculum, education was—and still is—in a period of one of its most significant innovations. Agents of educational change, both human and non-human, include teachers, students, architects, ...
    • Jouissance & the sexual reality of the (two) unconscious

      Restivo, Gustavo Eduardo (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The topic of jouissance and the sexual reality of the unconscious has been a key concern of mine from my initial years of practicing psychoanalysis in both its clinical and critical frameworks. For my PhD research, this ...
    • Jouissance: a Cixousian encounter of the song of songs; Jouissance: living-reading

      Cameron Klangwisan, Yael (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis, Jouissance, emerges at a distension of disciplinary borders, engaging the hermeneutics of the Hebrew Bible’s Song of Songs. In the milieu of exegetical readings, Jouissance asks “can she be read?” Jouissance ...
    • Lightness, sustainability, design: framing product design

      Boult, Martin (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      To design anything with lightness in mind is perhaps a contradiction in itself. To impose upon the designer such a factor from the outset of a brief surely creates a burden or limitation in the consideration of materials ...
    • Living events: a metaphor for design

      Mann, Richard Antony (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This thesis explores creativity and design by way of metaphor. It maps out the act of designing and considers dynamic forces that engender ways of living differently. Conception: The overall concept is for a book that ...