Our Talanoa series comes out of our Marsden Project (2019-2023), 'Vā Moana: space and relationality in Pacific thought and identity'.
This talanoa is with Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal (Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi) who takes a creative and performative perspective on thinking in time and space, and beyond time and space, through wā (as well as related concepts in Polynesian languages). An interesting example is an abridged whakapapa rendered in Māori Marsden’s Woven Universe. Royal has made significant contributions to mātauranga Māori as an academic, performer and cultural leader and forges important connections in this interview.
Click here to watch the talanoa.