Talks

2020

New wor(l)ds of liminality Pacific borderlands in Diaspora (panel co-convener), Australian Association for Pacific studies conference (forthcoming).

Watery zones, Oceans and Seas: Critical Theory in the Pacific, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania conference (forthcoming).

2019

Online communication and the Moana Cosmopolitan, Art Association of Australia New Zealand conference (forthcoming).

A lonely islander in a settler colonial sea: writing cultural commentary in New Zealand, ARAHIA HE ARA PATHWAYS 2019, Diversities of migration: racism, difference and inequalities conference, Massey University (forthcoming).

Monica Brewster Evening, Lana Lopesi: False Divides – A take on a Contemporary Oceania, Govett Brewster / Len Lye Centre.

Emerging Writers Festival, Melbourne.

Literally Lorne, Auckland Writers Festival.

Taking Back Tomorrow (chair) Courtney Johnston, Deborah Rundle, Balamohan Shingade and Fiona Jack, Auckland Art Fair.

False Divides: Reflections, Considerations and Anxieties, University of Waikato.

Curatorial Projects Across Oceans (literal and conceptual), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.

No Offence (panelist), Auckland Arts Festival

False Divides, Hamilton Writers Festival

Recounting Alternative Modes of Action and Design in Public Spaces in the Pacific, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania meeting.

2018

Litcrawl, Wellington, November

Whose Oceania? with Lana Lopesi (co-chair) James Belich, Fiona Pardington and Matariki Williams, London, September

Explosive Archaeology with Lana Lopesi (chair), Tayi Tibble, Jennifer Shields, Brannavan Gnanalingam and Erin Harrington, WORD Festival, Christchurch, September

Meet The Commute, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, March

2017

Duffy Books in Schools Role Model Assemblies, September

Pleasure & Pain: Writing About Sex & Sexuality & Critical Writing Workshop, Dunedin Young Writers Festival

Ipu ki uta, ihu ki tai, ST PAUL St Symposium, August

Creative Mornings Auckland, July

A Vision of Inclusivity panel, Nui te Kōrero Talking About Diversity – Creative New Zealand Audience Engagement Seminar, June

Walk on High, Auckland Writers Festival, May

2016

Artist talk, The Physics Room, September

Keynote, Spark International Festival of Media, Arts and Design, Hamilton, August

Keynote, An International Conference on Indigenous Sustainable Design, 中原大學Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, May

Friday Night Talks, with Makoto Oshiro, Karolina Bregula, Andro Semeiko, CHIU Chih-Hua and TSENG Yen-Ting. Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, April

2015

Contested sites: Performance Art and the Pacific Body in Aotearoa with Lana Lopesi (chair), Leafa Wilson, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Rosanna Raymond and Darcell Apelu at Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga, August

Write Night, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, June

Critical thinking talk and workshop with Louisa Afoa, Unitec, May

Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property with Patricia Adjei, Leilani Kake, Naup Waup, Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, April

Research, Histories, Re-Learning:  The Mis-education of Pacific Histories with Siliga David Setoga and Yolande Ah Chong, MIT, March

What is criticality? MIT Creative Writing Department, March

Pasifika Past Present: Ponsonby was our Home Away From Home with Mua Strickson-Pua and Ani O’neil, Summer Show, Ponsonby Central, February

10 tips for critical writing with Emil Dryburgh, The University of Auckland as a part of the paper Introduction to Contemporary Art, February

2013

Mark and collectivism, The University of Auckland as a part of the paper Critical Studies 201, August

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