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Relevant Research - February 2022

Our publications launch late last year included a book edited by Professors Federico Freschi and Jane Venis together with Farieda Nazier from the University of Johannesburg. The Politics of Design: Privilege and Prejudice in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and South Africa is available free online with print copies available for purchase. We're pleased to report that this work by Federico and Jane has been recognised with an Otago Polytechnic Excellence in Research award for 2021.

Otago Polytechnic has begun publishing research in books like this to complement our long-standing academic journals and other types of publications such as this e-magazine of research stories. We hope you enjoy this month's issue.

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

Contents

CLINK7 at St Peter's, Wellington

Performative presentation of jewellery

by Lesley Brook and Andrew Last

This year's CLINKproject team provided another opportunity for the public to meet and interact with artists.

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Working from home

Workplace wellbeing

by Lesley Brook

The wellbeing of staff at work is becoming increasingly important and this trend has been accelerated by COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Nuku Collective

by Lesley Brook

Two friends and design students are building connections within the creative sector.

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Head shake

Sense and sensibility

by Lesley Brook

People who are both deaf and blind will be able to learn what strategies work for others in similar circumstances.

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Student in wheelchair

Dealing to discrimination

by Lesley Brook

A team of Nursing students want to reduce discrimination against young people with disabilities.

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Spiral

Continuous development

by Lesley Brook

As people keep learning, they get better at doing their jobs and can cope successfully with more complexity.

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Drills and skills

by Lesley Brook

Primary school children build skills and gain exposure to minor sports through a new sports programme.

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Hotel lobby

Hotel hospitality

by Lesley Brook

Rachel Byars considers the impact of COVID-19 on the hotel industry.

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