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  • Titirangi War Memorial Hall 500 South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)

In Partnership with Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum invited five writers to explore the Museum’s documentary heritage collection. Through a process of discussion, exploration and discovery, each writer has used what they found (or did not find) in the collection as inspiration to create new works. This project is rooted in the impossible entanglements of identity, diaspora, decolonial desire and curatorial activism addressing the question, 'whose memories, identities and experiences are reflected in the collections of colonial museums?' With Dina Jezdic in the chair join Saraid de Silva Cameron, Louise Tu’u, To’asavili Tuputala, and Lucy Zee.

Dina Jezdic is the curator of public programmes at Auckland Museum. Her work is framed by the values of intersectional thinking through creating networks and spaces to articulate the inequalities of gender, race and class aspects of the world we live in. She is currently writing a doctoral thesis entitled: Serving Society: Creating Equity, Diversity and Justice.

Saraid de Silva Cameron is an actor, journalist and theatre-maker. Her work critiques contemporary feminism and illuminates white supremacy. She makes video content for Re: News, and is currently working on a podcast called Conversations with My Immigrant Parents for Radio New Zealand.

To'asavili Tuputala is a Samoan writer/poet and English teacher at Mangere College. Her work has been published in Ika Journal, and she has performed spoken word in slams as well as in plays like Fonua, a theatre response to climate change, and 4 Tha Lumana'i, a collaboration between Samoan oratory and hip hop. She belongs to the Black Friars theatre group, who are currently working on the last instalment of Southside Rise called The Revolution.

Louise Tu'u writes, directs and produces work with her company, We Should Practice. With nearly two decades of live and screen performance and screen production work behind her, she focuses on diverse Pacific Island experiences in Niu Sila and beyond.

Lucy Zee is a video content creator based in Central Auckland. Over the past ten years, she has worked as a freelance writer, videographer and creative producer. She uses her technical skills and experience from her Chinese-New Zealand background to help provide a voice for marginalised communities and people who may otherwise be overlooked.

Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8.30am - 5pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions $120.00 | $100 concession
Individual Sessions $18.00 | $15 concession
4 Session Pass | $60 | $50 concession
Tickets available from iTICKET*

A delicious lunch catered by Loaves and Fishes Online orders essential: by 1 September | $22

*transaction fees apply

Earlier Event: 8 September
A New Zealander in China
Later Event: 8 September
The Unwritten City