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Relevant Research - September 2021

You are invited to join us for a public lecture to be delivered by Professor Federico Freschi on Tuesday 19 October. Federico joined Otago Polytechnic in 2019 as Head of College of Te Maru Pūmanawa | Creative Practice & Enterprise. Click here for more information and to register for his professorial lecture.

We are pleased to include Adrian Woodhouse in this month's selection of research. Adrian is Programme Lead for Food Design and also our first Doctorate of Professional Practice graduate. Congratulations Adrian.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies
ISSN 2624-084X


The Palmer family, Flagstaff

Decolonising self - Kia purenga ihomatua anō i ahau

by Adrian Woodhouse

Adrian Woodhouse's doctoral thesis explores pūrākau (storytelling) as Māramataka (enlightenment), the pervasive cultural 'whiteness'. E torohē ana te tuhinga roa tohu kairangi a Adrian Woodhouse i ngā pūrākau hei whakamārama, te whakapākehātanga rangiwhāwhā.

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Typical rural isolated community depicting the human to non-human relationship

Video-enhanced education

by Claire Goode, Liz Ditzel, Jean Ross and Karole Hogarth

Video is being used effectively in nursing education.

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Emily Gordon, Woman in the Bath, Staring at Ceiling, 2019, charcoal and pastel on paper, 150 x 180 cm.

Seen, Unseen

by Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon’s artworks involve a cinematic sensitivity and the murky greys and impregnable blacks underpin a sense of dread.

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Design for ergonomic workstation by Toni Linington for Bodystance

Stand and deliver

by Lesley Brook

Good design contributes functionality and safety, not just appearance.

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Code camping

Coordinated progression of capabilities

by Lesley Brook

A programme redesign is giving our Information Technology students more practical experience.

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Father and daughter using the Makaton sign for dog

Say what?

by Lesley Brook

A simplified sign language, Makaton, can help those with communication difficulties.

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I'm Safe (in helmet)

Family dynamics

by Lesley Brook

Helmet-wearing does more than just protect autistic children prone to self-injurious behaviour.

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1925-26 New Zealand & South Seas International Exhibition

Experience history

by Lesley Brook

The past is being reimagined in virtual reality for modern day "visitors".

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Down the Rabbit Hole Art Collective 2021, Emergent Seas - the bedrock of Antarctica, three light boxes at 680 x 1080mm, weaving, LEDs, Arduino, engraved opal Perspex

Emergent Seas

by Pam McKinlay

Down the Rabbit Hole Art Collective took part in this year's Art and Science creative collaboration between artists and scientists.

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