2nd Biennial International Indigenous Design Forum 

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Nei te reo taawhiri o Aoraki Matatuu, o Aotearoa whaanui tonu e rere atu ana ki a koe e te aumangea.

The winds of welcome sweep down from the peaks of our mountains, traversing expansive oceans and unknown landscapes to greet you.

Ngaa Aho welcomes manuhiri to the 2nd International Indigenous Design Forum and welcomes you to register through our Eventbrite portal today. Limited capacity for accommodation at Tuahiwi Marae is available so we urge you to register and purchase tickets as early as possible.

Nau Mai Haere Mai Tautoko Mai!

On the morning of 22 February 2011, the whenua (earth) of Ōtautahi/Christchurch shook with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that forever changed the city.  What lay in the wake of this devastation was a city beset by both human loss, as well as the physical void of empty spaces, vacant lots and scenes reminiscent of a warzone.

However, what this also created was a unique opportunity for both mana whenua and the wider community to reflect, rebuild and reset.  

In March 2018, both Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāti Wheke will play host to Ngā Aho and welcome manuhiri to Maahunui Marae, Tuahiwi as well as Wheke Marae, Rāpaki, for a truly unique event for all who work, live and are inspired by the indigenous design field.

Nā Te Kore | From the Void 2018 aims to build on the successful foundations of I Te Timatanga | In the Beginning 2016 as well as the Ōtautahi Revealed Symposium 2012 by expanding the horizons and showing how a new light can emerge even from the darkest of voids.




ABOVE: Kaumatua Haare Williams and Jamaine Fraser, Ngā Aho Hui-a-Tau, Rongopai Marae, 2011

ABOVE: Kaumatua Haare Williams and Jamaine Fraser, Ngā Aho Hui-a-Tau, Rongopai Marae, 2011

We are culturally connected design professionals. We earn this by having an open, relevant outlook and by being innovative. We deliver this by using our specialist knowledge and passion for expression in design to create value.