Entries by Ian Clothier

SCANZ2013:liberation starts right here

Social work by it’s nature is ecological; the role of a social worker is to consider the person in their environment. Social work is about the “connectedness of the world” (Payne, 2005, p. 154), integration, relationships, developing safe and caring communities and working towards social justice… For people who are on the margins of society and socially excluded the ideas of critical theory and feminism encourage the use of consciousness raising, and education in the broadest sense, as a way of making sense of the world they live in, both the physical and social and as a tool of liberation. Exploring the link between the abuse of the environment, of which there are examples within this area, and the abuse and oppression of people allows ‘space’ for people to consider their own lives within their political, social and historical context. Making the personal, that is the lived experience, political, creates an emancipatory force which seeks change (Freire, 1993).

SCANZ2013:Sustaining Waitara Waterways

Sustaining Waitara Waterways Authors: Margaret Smith, Fiona Clark Abstract In February 2012 the Friends of Waitara River/Ngaa Hoa Piri o te Muriwai o Waitara set up camp by the Waitara river mouth to raise awareness of pollution affecting the river and the northern Taranaki coastline, with particular focus on the Waitara Marine Outfall and how […]

SCANZ 2013: Wānanga-symposium second call

SCANZ 2013 Hui-symposium second call for abstracts, due September 7th 2012

This is the second call for hui-symposium abstracts. From the first call we received proposals for presentations from the perspectives of Mātauranga Māori, art-science, culture and climate change, pre-Columbian sustainability, bio technology, creativity and the environment from the social perspective.

We are very interested in further proposals from tangata whenua, indigenous peoples, scientists, artists, thinkers and environmentalists. Our topic is important to this country, the planet and humanity and we all have a role to play in a positive future.

The hui-symposium takes place February 1st – 3rd at Ngamotu New Plymouth, Aotearoa New Zealand.

3rd nature: Hideo Iwasaki

Professor Hideo Iwasaki runs the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Network & Biomedia Art at the Department of Electric Engineering and Bioscience of Waseda University in Japan.

In the images on this page it is possible to discern the intersection of art and science quite clearly. There is a blending which is a combination of aesthetics and scientific method.


Wai is an exhibition whose main theme comes from Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru. Wai means water or flow and occupies a central place for Māori. The first stage of this project will be exhibited at 516 Arts in Albuquerque as part of ISEA2012, the International Symposium on Electronic Art. One of the works in the […]

SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature – hui and symposium

Hui/symposium call for abstracts – Integrating indigenous perspectives with creative, environmental, scientific and academic views on reality is essential to our future. SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature will bring together diverse people to discuss how to approach working together across cultures and disciplines. This information will then be shared in a special edition of Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature residency and Wānanga-Symposium

Residency January 18th – February 4th 2013 – We ignore the environmental crisis at our peril. Integrating the indigenous perspective, creative, environmental and scientific views on the environment is essential for sustainable human habitation of the planet. We invite you to contact us with ideas for talks, discussions, presentations, residency projects and projects in a botanic garden that address this intersection of contentions. And to join us on the weekend of February 1st – 3rd 2013 at a hui-symposium to share knowledge and build resources.

Curatorial statement for Te Kore Rongo Hungaora – Second Nature

  Curated by Ian Clothier with an advisory panel of Nina Czegledy, Tengaruru Wineera and Trudy Lane, a bridge between Maori and European cultures of Aotearoa New Zealand has been constructed. The cultural bridge interconnects both Maori and European knowledge at the level of summary. Five themes from within European and Maori world views were located. […]

Curatorial statement for Te Kore Rongo Hungaora – Second Nature

  Curated by Ian Clothier with an advisory panel of Nina Czegledy, Tengaruru Wineera and Trudy Lane, a bridge between Maori and European cultures of Aotearoa New Zealand has been constructed. The project began with the selection of concepts shared across ideological borders. The topics were loosely connected and include cosmological context, all is energy, […]

Areosphere and Atmosphere – Nina Czegledy and Janine Randerson

In the era of increased scientific debate about the terraforming of Mars (a process of chemical warming of the frozen Martian climate) in order to sustain a future human population, the Areosphere and Atmosphere project enacts a sensorial connection between Earth and Mars.