This online event will feature four speakers from Aotearoa who will share why Māori and Pasifika designs are unique and require cultural understanding and protection. They will also share what amazing opportunities there are to share these designs and ideas globally.
Programme Coordinator – Digital Creativity Foundation Programme, Media Design School
Senior Designer, Curative NZ
Raymond Otene Mckay
Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer, RUN Creative Agency
Experience Strategist, Digital Arts Network (DAN)
6:00PM: Online event starts (room open from 5.50pm)
6:00PM - 6:05PM: Opening Karakia, welcome and Introductions
6:05PM - 6:30PM: Guest speaker presentations + Q&A Panel (First Part)
6:30PM - 6:55PM: Guest speaker presentations + Q&A Panel (Second Part)
6:55PM - 7:00PM: Wrap-up – closing speech and Karakia
About our guest speakers:
Kaan Hiini (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) is a multi-disciplinary designer, passionate about using his creative skills to create positive social change. Currently, he is the co-chair of Auckland Pride, and works as a senior designer at Curative, as well as being a key member in putting together the monthly Auckland Creative Mornings.
Raymond Otene Mckay
Raymond Otene Mckay (Waikato, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa) is the Co-founder / Chief Creative Officer at RUN Creative Agency. Raymond worked at the highest level of advertising and was named as one of Campaign Asia Pacific’s 40 Under 40. He is one of the few Māori Creative Directors in the advertising industry in the world, giving him a unique cultural viewpoint in the ever-changing Aotearoa landscape.
Bonnie Kea (Cook Islands) has a Master of Computer Graphic Design with First Class Honours, from the University of Waikato. She has been involved in the creative industries for over 25 years beginning with Fashion Design. Bonnie has been with Media Design School since 2016 and has strived to deliver a foundation programme which embraces diversity and creativity. Bonnie is passionate about integrating cultural design and practice into her work and that of students, and has current PhD research interests in cultural identity.
Anaua Tuihalangingie (Tonga) is an Experience Strategist at Digital Arts Network (DAN). Her role allows her to pursue her passion of understanding people’s lived experiences, in the pursuit of creating meaningful interactions with digital products. During her time at DAN, she is part of a team that is supporting the Digital Arts Network whanau, in taking small steps to learn more about different cultural worldview experiences, in particular with Māori and Pacific.