This is a transcript of a paper presented at the 23rd Annual EDRA Conference in Boulder, Colorado in April 1992. It charts a design studio project in which undergraduate architecture students designed a Maori University (Whare Wananga) for the Ngati Awa Tribe in Whakatane, New Zealand. The design process engages with the cultural setting of the New Zealand educational system and in particular the systematic exclusion of Maori from the upper levels of the knowledge industry. It makes an argument for a separate, independent and parallel Maori educational system, and embodies these theoretical analyses in the design of a specific institution.
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