TĀ Roundtable Talanoa

In May, Albert L. Refiti and Jessica Hardin convened a TĀ Roundtable Talanoa here at the AUT Pacific Space.

The roundtable focussed on the tā component of Moana Pacific theories, methodologies, philosophies and practices. While Western theories of time tend to focus on the historical and colonial emergence of clock time as a structuring effect of broader linear and teleological epistemologies, Moana notions of tā create potentialities for life beyond linear frameworks. With that in mind, we explored questions of tā in and beyond spatial relations during our talanoa.

Thanks to Raymond Sagapolutele for the image.

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