News: Albert Refiti named Associate Professor – Spatial Design

In late October, Auckland University of Technology promoted Vā Moana / Pacific Spaces Principal Researcher Leali‘ifano Albert Refiti to Associate Professor. The university recognised his leadership of research into Pacific spatial and architectural environments, evident in his extensive research and publication history in the area, and supported by his teaching and lecturing in the last 15 years.

His leadership of Vā Moana / Pacific Spaces over the last six years also played an important role in this promotion, which will in turn advance the cluster’s research even further. We congratulate Albert on this well-earned accomplishment.

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Vā Kōrero: Albert L. Refiti & Sione Faletau

Our recent Vā Kōrero was a follow-up to the ASAO session, 'Artefacts of Relations: Building in Te Moananui', convened by Albert L. Refiti & Rau Hoskins in Hawaiʻi earlier this year. Albert and Sione Faletau had a chance to share their presentations with us.

Vā Moana Reading Group March 2023

For our recent reading group, we hosted Dr. Kevin Escudero (Brown University, USA).

Event: Teʻu le Roots & Routes at Fale Maota

Teʻu le Roots & Routes was held on 16 February 2023 in connection with Oceanic Architectural Routes, an Objectspace exhibition.