Summer Research Pecha Kucha Event as iCalendar

(Music, Creative Events, Dance Studies, Architecture and Planning, Fine Arts)

21 July 2016

6 - 8pm

Venue: Engineering Lecture Theatre 401

Location: 20 Symonds Street

Host: Creative Arts and Industries

Cost: Free admission - registrations not required

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Join eight of our students as they share their experience as a Summer Research Scholar. Covering topics from medium density housing, to Latin Jazz, to the realities of Greek dance practitioners during political unrest, the scholars will give insights into their findings and how the summer research programme prepared them for their current postgraduate studies.

Drinks and nibbles will follow, where you can ask academic representatives from each of our schools about Summer Scholarships and further postgrad study.


Find out about the 2017 Summer Research Scholarships here.


Hear 2016 Architecture scholar Sophie Crews talk about her scholarship.

Each scholar will give a three minute presentation, with slides, that answers these three questions:

  • What did you do with your Summer Scholarship?
  • What postgraduate programme are you enrolled in now and what is it like?
  • How did doing a Summer Scholarship prepare you for the programme you are in, or for any other future research you might undertake?


Name Discipline Topic
Sophie Crews Architecture and Planning Many Aucklanders fear the proposed Unitary Plan's focus on increased housing density: this research looks at what's working and the good examples of medium and high density living in urban Auckland.
Michelle Chang Architecture and Planning
Sustainable Architecture: is there a sustaining definition? Contradiction and common ground around the classification of this architectural buzzword in New Zealand.
Kendall Jones Dance Studies Exploring narratives of five contemporary dance practitioners negotiating the current economic and political crisis in Athens, Greece.
Kerry-Anne Mayhew Dance Studies Behind and beyond the lens: Activating my live choreographic process through my dance film practice.
Casey Carsel Fine Arts The contemporary stranger: responses to displacement in post minimal earth art practices in New Zealand.
Denholm Orr Music Latin Jazz on Easy Street.
Callum Blackmore Music Noisy Pictures: Sounding Out the Dialogue/Sound/Music Split Onscreen.

Read more about the other Creative Arts and Industries Summer Research Scholars here.