Dissecting Diversity

“Dissecting Diversity” invites four perspectives on the challenges of diversity: the word, the process and the realities. What does diversity look like in practice for Tangata Whenua and Tauiwi, what are the challenges and pitfalls of non-Pākehā communities working alongside and within government, galleries and cultural institutions?

Join us for a courageous conversation about how we work together, and how we see and listen to each other, as anchors of the noble pursuit for diversity!

“Dissecting Diversity” will foreground five excellent speakers representing a range of backgrounds and worldviews:

* Nigel Borell, Curator – Maori Arts, Auckland Art Gallery
* Kolokesa Uafā Māhina-Tuai & Barbara Makuati-Afitu, Lagi-Maama Consultancy
* Guled Mire, Community leader, advocate, writer and former refugee
* Seuta’afili Dr Patrick Thomsen, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Auckland

Read more about the Dissecting Diversity panellists here

The event will also host the second showing of the impressive large-scale Tino Rangatiratanga flag hand crocheted by Ōtāhuhu artist Lissy Cole in collaboration with Leilani Kake, for the #CrochetYouStay project produced with support from Creative New Zealand’s 125 Suffrage Fund.


Time: 3.30pm (Doors open) / 4pm start
Date: Saturday 24 August 2019
Venue: Ōtāhuhu Youth Space, 12-16 High Street, Ōtāhuhu, South Auckland

Family friendly | Heaps of Free Parking
The Southside Talanoa Series has been designed to showcase urban Pacific expression and creativity from Tāmaki Makaurau – and share it with the world. It is proudly supported by Auckland Council as part of the Pacific Arts Programme.