Archive | July, 2015

No space for parking?! New solutions for a new generation.

July 17, 2015

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  Back in the 1950s, before the tram lines were ripped out, shoppers perambulating up and down the escalator-shaped mass that is our Queen Street would have been able to smell the ocean. These days, that ocean scent is a masked somewhat by exhaust fumes, as around 60,000 drivers a day stream into the CBD, […]

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Public Art – What is it Good For?

July 7, 2015

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Public Art has always been controversial. The global conversation on public art has shifted from traditional monuments to community-driven projects – from bold declarations to contextual artistry. Auckland city is under transformation and ripe to explore new directions for art in our public spaces. Join Metro editor Simon Wilson and Chicago based curator Mary Jane […]

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Keeping Our Elders Close…

July 7, 2015

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After my grandfather died, to everyone’s surprise, my grandmother happily moved into an old folks’ home five minutes’ drive from the house she’d lived in for half a century. She was a sociable creature who adored arts and crafts, and group activities in general, and leaving her home was nothing compared to her still active […]

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