Come from Kiwi
This thesis looks at the ways that the creative fields work
to discuss and communicate ideas of a current New Zealand identity. The project
is framed by my own position, as a first generation New Zealander, with my own
frame of reference as one of the many voices that make up a national
conversation. In the same way that David Mitchell told the story of New Zealand
architecture over a particular time period through The Elegant Shed*, it engages with existing creative works to
establish a current situation, which my own design output adds to as one step
in a continuing narrative.
It questions subjects of locality, culture, identity and the vernacular. The rise of digital technologies and social media is recognised as the latest input to this complex cultural system.