Vā Moana Reading Group April 2021

Kia ora koutou,

We are pleased to invite you to the first Vā Moana Reading Group for the year. You might be wondering about the 'we' – Lana has passed the Reading Group on to us, Emily and Arielle. We look forward to proper introductions when we meet. We also want to acknowledge Lana for all her work with the Reading Group and congratulate her on submitting her PhD thesis!

Over the last months of 2020 we were reading McKenzie Wark's Capital is Dead: Is This Something Worse? alongside Simon Barber's 'Māori Marx: Some Provisional Materials' and a video on Deleuze.

In April we will wrap up Wark's book and discuss texts relating to economies and ecosystems:

The reading group will be held on Wednesday 14 April 1.30–4.00pm in WE335A, just inside the entrance to level three of WE building, St Paul Street (map attached). You are also welcome to join us via Zoom: https://aut.zoom.us/j/97314263545?pwd=MGQ5ZGtmRDF3RytuYlREODBSbmtJdz09

This is open to Māori and Pacific postgraduate students as well as extended aiga and those in their final year of their undergraduate degrees. Please RSVP to autpacificspaces@gmail.com

Ngā mihi mahana,

Emily Parr & Arielle Walker

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