Māorifuturism: The Digital, the Speculative and the Future
Māori culture now finds itself at the beginning of a digital age, where digital technologies enable information to be circulated, uploaded and downloaded within a globally networked society, allowing indigenous cultures to be preserved. Statistically, in 80-100 years’ time, Māori culture is in danger of becoming a diluted society, where its language, values and traditions are at risk of being misplaced within a Western society. Thus, this thesis aims to preserve Māori culture for the future. The imminent question therefore is; how can we envisage a speculative future context where digital technology and culture develop the future of Māori architecture?