Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden

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As the Oceania exhibition closes at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Matariki Williams looks at its time there, and forward to its next site at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris.

Across the seas, far inland, in a river, a white whale appeared. The appearance in the River Thames of the beluga, more commonly found in waters further north, coincided with the cultural blessings held...

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Owning a stand-alone home is increasingly unaffordable. Is sharing property the answer?

Aotearoa history is rich with models of collective ownership. Before colonisation, Māori lived communally in whānau and hapū groups. More recent history includes both religious and non-religious intentional communities – the oldest still running is the Christian Pacifist-founded Riverside Community in the Moutere...

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Alice Snedden is a comedian, writer and leading stand-up artist in the New Zealand comedy scene.  She was head writer on Jono and Ben and Funny Girls, is a regular on 7 Days and has a hit TVNZ OnDemand series called Alice Snedden’s Bad News that tackles...

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