Come and explore what makes NZ architecture unique, starting with our first human inhabitants, right through to modernism. This course is run via zoom.
Come and explore what makes NZ architecture unique, starting with our first human inhabitants, right through to modernism. This series will introduce the architectural tradition of Aotearoa while observing the transitions that our society and identity have experienced over time. We will draw attention to key typologies; significant context and current architectural tendencies that celebrate who we are as New Zealanders.
This course stems from my personal observation and research, published as a research paper in The Journal of Traditional building, Architecture and Urbanism, Nov 2021.
Jaspreet Kaur is an emerging researcher and architectural practitioner, with a passion for art, architecture and history. Her Master’s thesis explores architectural placemaking in Auckland city, in response to its growing multiculturalism. She studied the History of Aotearoa New Zealand and its migrants; the Theory of Phenomenology; the concept of Public Space; collective memory and migration, in order to understand what ‘place’ really is and what it means to ‘make place.’ Kaur works as an Architectural Graduate at DCA Architects in Rotorua. She has also been working with the School of Architecture at Unitec for the last three years where she enjoys teaching the history and theory of architecture to first year students.