• ATA: A Practice-led Artistic Inquiry into the Intersection of Digital and Physical Environments

      Tapuni, Metuanooroa (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This practice-led research project offers a notion of the Mangaian cybernetic continuum as a way to discuss the intersection of digital and physical environments in my media arts practice. I take a position drawn from the ...
    • Below, Behind, Across: Bttm Methodology and Queer Representation in Contemporary Art

      Orjis, Richard (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This practice-led PhD investigates how socio-ecological art practices can facilitate queer representation in Aotearoa. Through the development of the research project, a bttm methodology emerged as an activating agent ...
    • Conversations With the Sea: How Localised Design-things Can Sensitise Communities to the Conditions of the Anthropocene

      Waldner, Lisa (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      As we attempt to sidestep ecological collapse, new creative methods of engaging publics with the Anthropocene are urgently required. Yet, public indifference and even climate change denial persist, despite the overwhelming ...
    • Does a Flower Rehearse for Spring?

      Meyle, Lucy (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This practice-led PhD operates across modes of installation, drawing, video, publication, and sculpture, utilising quotidian materials with excessive enthusiasm. The research explores the potential of three conditions: ...
    • 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 ...
    • Images and the Imaginal: Ta'wil in Art Practices of Light

      Mirza, Narjis (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This practice-oriented research aims to provoke an imaginative understanding beyond representational knowledge of things using ta’wil, a method of esoteric interpretation in Islamic thought that performs in the metaphysical ...
    • Performing DIY Museums in Murihiku: Decentralising the Museum

      McCully, Kathryn (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      DIY Museums explore a decentralised museum model, that regards the city and region as the site for responsive, intermittent acts of museum-making performed by and through the community. Part physical, portable and virtual, ...
    • Practices of Use

      Myers, Ruth (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Practices of Use develops self-forming practices of performative and disciplinary body acts, at home and in wider social contexts. Body/subject positionings are explored in these practices as a process of constant ‘becoming’. ...
    • Rafting-with... Choreography of Participatory Ecologies: an Ethico-poetics of Everyday Life

      Houghton, Christina (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The aim of this practice-led research is to explore how a Choreography of Participatory Ecologies (COPE) reveals an ethics distilled from a poetics of everyday life. This choreographic practice describes a relational ...
    • Synchronous Reality: Place and Memory in Virtual Installation

      Bailey, David Evans (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This practice-led research reanimates my own place-based memories; placing participants in an immersive installation to conjure sensorial recollections, both physical and virtual. Visual, aural, kinesthetic, tactile and ...