Nā Te Kore Speaker Manager

Amiria Pérez (Ngāti Porou/Ngāpuhi)            

Amiria was born in Heretaunga and grew up on an apple orchard there, near the Tukituki River.

She has a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from Victoria University and has worked extensively throughout Aotearoa. For the last five years, she has been working in post-earthquake Christchurch, and has also been involved in transitional projects as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture.

Within the architectural field Amiria has a particular interest in using a transitional design approach to test how Māori identity can be expressed and celebrated in an urban context. She is also currently exploring the relationship between craft, architecture and identity.