Jade Tangiāhua Baker
Jade is a Doctoral Candidate enrolled at Canterbury University, the title for her thesis is; Te Oro Kohangā II: Taonga and value. Māori cosmology tells us of a time and place where our gods were engaged in their first ontological debate, Te Oro Kohangā describes this gathering. So, also, we as inheritors of a postcolonial Aotearoa New Zealand frequently confront two different worldviews; yet our understanding of taonga, and in this case museum-based taonga, cannot be equated to value nor can it easily stand alongside value. My research attempts to redress this ideological void and to ask whom do these dual signifiers represent.
|Experience Duration from (year)|
2013 to 2014