Head of School of Art Whiti o Rehua,
Massey University, Pukeahu Campus Wellington
Huhana is a visual artist, curator and principle investigator for a research team who collectively engages in major collaborative, trans-disciplinary, kaupapa Māori and action-research projects for Māori lands and waterways. In recent years, her research team has investigated freshwater decline into the marine for Māori water/coastal lands and related biodiversity.
Huhana’s art practice overviews this iwi and hapū engagement, and her own involvement in these projects. Currently, she is co-principle investigator for climate change research that addresses the concerns for coastal Horowhenua to Kāpiti regions in Māori land tenure.
Huhana actively encourages the use of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge systems) as research methods with sciences. She is an advocate for art and design’s visual systems when combined in exhibitions as research techniques. Such exhibitions expand how solutions might integrate complex issues and make solutions more accessible for local communities.
Huhana is a founding member of the Kei Uta Collective, part of Te Waituhi ā Nuku: Drawing Ecologies.
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