Meeting ponders tradition, art and science

Last updated 05:00 08/11/2012

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Integrating indigenous knowledge with art, science and technology will be the focus of a three-day "hui-symposium" in Taranaki next year.

Taranaki artist and Witt senior creative technology tutor Ian Clothier is organising the event, which will bring Taranaki groups face-to-face with some of the world's leading minds.

Mr Clothier said representatives of 10 universities and two New Zealand research institutes would be in New Plymouth to share their thoughts.

"This approach is very important to resolving a sustainable future," he said.

Starting at the Owae Marae on February 1, the groups will travel between the Witt campus and Pukekura Park for a variety of talks and creative sessions.

Maori artist Te Huirangi Waikerepuru and Nina Czegledy, an international artist and scientist via Canada and Hungary, will be the keynote speakers.

The gathering is part of the Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand 2013: 3rd nature project.

The international universities sending representatives include the University of Toronto, Duke University in the US and Universitat der Kunste Berlin. Staff of theGNS Science and the Institute of Environmental & Scientific Research will also be present.

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