POSTPONED - Kirikiriroa Conversations

Date Thursday 21 October 2021
Time 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Where S.1.01
Presenter Benjamin Doyle
Contact Dr. Kyle Barrett
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Screen and Media Studies (SMST) are proud to present another series of 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!

POSTPONED - Fifth Conversation - 21st October 2021

Benjamin Doyle, Masters Student, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

Rangatahi Takatāpui: Creative Expression as Tino Rangatiratanga

Takatāpui have existed mai rā anō - since before the signing, before the invasion, before the separation. What does it mean, though, to exist today at the intersection of two marginalised communities, Māori and LGBTQI+? How do we, as takatāpui, express sovereignty over our identities and bodies within the context of colonisation? The digital multiverse holds answers to these questions, but I can't help but wonder if they are the answers we really need.