Keynote, Pacific Island Student Association, Oregon, March 2023 (forthcoming).


Moana Cosmopolitan Imaginaries, Gordon H Brown Annual Lecture, Victoria University of Wellington, August 10, 2022.

Bloody Women, Lana Lopesi and Coco Solid, Auckland Writers Festival. August 26, 2022.

Embracing Complexity (panelist), Brisbane Writers Festival. May 7, 2022.

Jennifer Higgie: After Hilma (chair), Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts.

Critical Convictions, Momus Emerging Critics Residency, Online. February 9, 2022.


Vā Moana: Relational Geographies of Moana Cosmopolitan Worlds, Vā Moana Nui, Wā Moana Toa, Vā Moana: Space And Relationality In Pacific Thought And Identity conference. 

Indigenous Futurism (chair), Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA.

Legacies: acknowledging histories, imagining futures (panelist), The Region: dialogues on the power and precarity of artist self- organisation in the Asia-Pacific, Online. October 30, 2021.

Moana Digitalities: A Talanoa, [Anti]disciplinary Topographies, Architecting Global Communities, Ars Electronica.

Pasifika Playwrights – Fale Aitu (chair), Victor Rodger, Oscar Kightley, Auckland Writers Festival.

Lana Lopesi on Pacific Arts Legacies in conversation with Megan Dunn, City Gallery Wellington.

Māori and Pasifika (re)presentation on social media, New Ec(h)o systems: Democracy in the age of social media conference, University of Otago.

Vā Moana: Relational Geographies for Moana Cosmopolitan Worlds, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania meeting.


Curating across oceans: Literal and metaphorical, Central St Martins, University of the Arts London (Guest lecture)

Expanded Territories, Expanded Practices (panelist). CIRCUIT Symposium 2020: Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns.

New wor(l)ds of liminality Pacific borderlands in Diaspora (panel co-convener), Australian Association for Pacific studies conference (postponed due to Covid-19).

Archival Logics and the Non-Archivable: Moana Imaginings Online, Un-even Bodies Symposium, Govett Brewster/ Len Lye Centre.

Vā Moana Panel, Talanoa Mau, New Zealand Festival.

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


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

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.


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


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


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


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


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

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