The strange death of a stranger

It’s always something of a shock when well-known strangers like Charlotte Dawson kill themselves, although her death was back in 2014. I felt the same when Greg King suicided in November 2012.

They feel familiar and yet they’re not. You feel sad but there’s no relationship to mourn. Life goes on with nothing missing.

Perhaps there’s even a subconscious, yet obviously false, belief that someone so well-known would have something to live for. Everything even.

DPSN Team Favourites: UMAL2M Day 4 and 5: Hilary and Mike (Philip)

Philip’s DPSN fave is UMAL2M Day 4 and 5: Hilary and Mike. Why? “Though it was tough yakker for the team, UMAL2M is probably the DPSN project I’m most proud of. I also still think it was so generous of Hilary and Mike to contribute and I love how authentic yet humorous they were in the way they approached it,” he says.

Pride Parley

This year I decided I would change up my blogging and start a monthly vlog – interviewing people over video. My first vlog was going to be focussing on the Auckland Pride Festival, which is just wrapping up, after a month of performances, gallery shows, markets and, of course, the Pride Parade. The festival had…

100 Days of Meaning and Belonging

In celebration of our 100 days project: You Mean A Lot To Me here’s  a look back at the videos Top 5 most viewed videos: 5) Shaz: 4) Cate: 3) Whetu (and many others): 2) Anna: 1) Hilary and Mike:   Who were the videos made about (relationship)? The infographic shows circles…