Peace, Water, Power 2018

About the Project

Peace, Water, Power 2018 develops from the successful Water, Peace, Power inaugural event held in 2016. It is also aligned with Intercreate’s core event sequence, SCANZ as it shares the same values.

It is hard to imagine a more important moment than now, to consider the issues of peace and the environment. At a time where moderate Muslims align themselves with peace while militants seek war and the US is extending warfaring and warmongering worldwide while battling it’s own citizens, now is a significant moment for leadership in regard to Peace.

The community of Parihaka through it’s founding prophets Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi has played a leadership role internationally, nationally, regionally and locally many times since it’s founding in 1866.

SCANZ2018: Peace, Water, Power represents a significant engagement with the community of Parihaka in terms of the creative projects enabled on the papakainga and the hui which culminates the event. SCANZ2018: Peace, Water, Power will have international, national, regional and local participation, part of the recognition of place. Placing Peace first in the title is a recognition of the Parihaka community and its founders and follows from discussion with Maata Wharehoka.

The event consists of an extended residency (double 2016), workshops open to the community, public presentation of projects at Parihaka papakainga, and a hui. After 2016, it was asked that consideration be given to projects that engage with the wai at Parihaka. Several ideas have been formed out of discussion.

We will shortly be calling for creative projects able to be implemented over a two a half week period. Both creative projects and hui presentations (papers, performances, creative interventions, provocations, reflective sessions) on the topics of Peace and Water will be sought. Creative projects and hui presentations that use alternative sources of energy (solar, wind, breath, water) are encouraged.


Monday 29th January 2018
Commencement of residency period, arrival to accommodation and familiarisation with WITT resources. Short presentations on project ideas. First shared meal (each week night but not on weekends).

Tuesday 30th January
First morning meeting with whiteboard to set forth the weekly programme of workshops, events and activities.

Wednesday 31st January
First visit to Parihaka.

Monday February 5th to Friday February 9th
Creative development of projects. Likely period of workshops (one or two days) at Parihaka.

Monday 12th February
First day of hui, at Parihaka. Morning Parihaka keynote, afternoon viewing creative projects and presentations by artists.

Return to WITT campus. Leonardo journal 50th celebration – special guest Roger Malina (online).

Tuesday 13th February
Hui at WITT in the morning, followed by lunch. Travel to Oakura marae for afternoon session. Return to WITT for poroporaki.

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