Kirikiriroa Conversations - 4th Conversation

Date Thursday 6 May 2021
Time 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Where University of Waikato - Room I.1.09
Contact Kyle Barrett
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Screen and Media Studies (SMST) are proud to present more conversations in their informal seminar series entitled Kirikiriroa Conversations. The aim of these chats is to explore topics of interest from staff and graduate students across the University that may be works-in-progress, recently published papers, or even just something you are passionate about! It is an opportunity to explore avenues of research or practice that may not have found a place in a lecture or publication. Why not discuss it in a friendly, open, informal environment? There are no prescribed formats for presenting as long as each conversation will be 15 mins long with 5 mins of questions. Afterward, come along to SMST’s legendary Thirsty Thursdays. This series starts on May 6th, 3:10pm - 3:40pm, in I.1.09 and ends on May 20th.

Fourth Conversation – 6th May

Noah Romero, PhD Candidate, Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland

Pakapa-kapa: Indigenous Philippine Methodology, Unschooling, Punk Rock, and Skate Culture:

This talk explores the use of the Indigenous Philippine methodology of pakapa-kapa, which translates to searching or feeling around in the darkPakapa-kapa social science research is grounded in the belief that a researcher must be immersed in the relational flows of everyday life in a community before claiming knowledge or even asking questions about that community. Pakapa-kapa ­is described a culturally accountable and respectful way of doing research with Philippine communities. This talk further explores the use of pakapa-kapa in the researcher's study of unschooling, punk rock, and skate culture. 

If you would like to present a topic, contact Dr. Kyle Barrett ( with your topic and format.