Painting Ātaahua

In April this year New Zealand artist Ariki Brightwell finished her mural at the Alfred Cox Skatepark in Gisborne. She was commissioned by Project Ātaahua, check out her video below as she talks about her motivations behind the mural, creating more beauty in Gisborne: You can see more of Ariki’s work on her facebook page: Ariki…

The personal environment

I came across an interesting new term the other day – “proxemics”. Proxemics, a term coined by cultural anthropologist Edward Hall, is defined as the study of human use of space and their environments. In particular, the ways that we view our environments and the effect this has on our behaviour, communication and social interaction – something which is strongly influenced by culture.

Changes to Birth Certificates

Changes to Birth Certificates: The government is proposing changes to amending your birth certificate, making it easier for trans and non-binary people to change their gender marker…