Dr Maria O'Connor

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Senior Lecturer - Postgraduate Studies (Art and Design)

Email: maria.oconnor@aut.ac.nz

Postal Address:

School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

Ph.D. Literature & Philosophy, AUT University, 2007

Memberships and Affiliations:

International Association for Philosophy & Literature
Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy
International Forums of the Lacanian Field
Centre for Lacanian Analysis, New Zealand
Oceanic Ecologies Lab (Aotearoa, NZ)
RMIT, Melbourne, Art, Knowledge and Globalization Research Cluster
Moving Image Group (AUT)

Description of Research:

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Dr. Maria O’Connor engages in critical-poetic writing and filmmaking that express literary and philosophical underpinnings. She has been at AUT as an academic since 2000 in the School of Art and Design. Her primary engagement is in a Supervision capacity for doctoral research. Maria’s expertise in postgraduate supervision comes through supervising creative-led (or practice-led) PhDs intersecting art and design fields. Her research and supervision circulate around practices of spatial design, performance, screen arts installation, film and creative writing, underpinned by ethical and philosophical concerns. Those she supervises engage in creative practices from fields of filmmaking, creative writing, urban studies, spatial design, media arts, choreography, scenography and theatre. Many research projects under her supervision consist of practices with strong philosophical underpinnings that question ethical, political and aesthetic issues in relation to contemporary concerns such as: ecology and environment, animality, sexuality, cross-culturalism, post-humanism and community. With a PhD in literature and philosophy (2007) her research continues to question forces of difference through poetic expression. Her creative practice explores the essay-film genre pursuing aesthetics of encounter in relation to difference (animal, sexual, human). For a sample of her creative work please visit her website:

Teaching Areas:

PhD and MPhil supervision across: spatial design and architecture, performance studies, theatre, creative writing, essay-film, filmmaking, screen arts installation, which engage in practice-led research in relation to critical philosophical and poetic underpinnings.

Current Projects:

Cool of the Night: An experimental short essay-film that takes Maurice Blanchot’s literary-philosophical concept of radical passivity as an approach to a loose adaptation of (also) Blanchot’s novella Thomas the Obscure into the scene of an essay-film. The film is largely concerned with the relation between language and light as those predominant modalities for engaging viewers in(to) the essay-film encounter. For viewing please visit my personal website: http://mariaoconnor.co.nz
Cities of Empire:

A suite of six 15 minute digital films on contemporary memory-traces of former capitals of empire, engaging the trace-structures of forgetting that open to a political crisis of sovereignty discussed, for example, in the writings of Giorgio Agamben and Antonio Negri. For viewing please visit my personal website: http://mariaoconnor.co.nz


Mourning Spaces: Practices of Life in the Age of the Posthuman:
An edited anthology that comes out of a series of creative works PhD projects that circulate around themes of mourning in relation to ecological, environmental, political and social sense of urban remembrance. Each chapter focuses on a singular practice-led PhD research project in relation to mourning and urban remembrance. In combination the anthology aims to extend these spatial discourses into the wider fabric of contemporary urban life specifically in relation to impending post-human concerns for existence or life in our Anthropocenic age.

Selected Refereed Presentations and Publications:

Book Chapters

O'Connor, M. (forthcoming). Between Time: Given Futures across Derrida and Deleuze (forthcoming 2020). In William Watkins (Ed.), Pluriversalism: Modernism, Multiplicity, Indifference. Lexington Press of Roman & Littlefield. (Series Ed. H. Silverman).
O'Connor, M. (2015). Posed Solitude: Signing a poetics of community. (2015) In E. Grierson, H. Edquist, & H. Frichot (Eds.), De-signing design: Cartographies of theory and practice (pp. 61-76). Lanham: Lexington Books.
 O’Connor, M. (2015) Night Drifts (2015). Posteering (Vol. 1, first ed.). R. Boswell (Ed.), Christchurch, New Zealand: Physics Room & M/K Press. For viewing please visit my personal website: http://mariaoconnor.co.nz

Journal Articles

O’Connor, M. (2018) ‘Tolls’ for Education Philosophy and Theory, Taylor & Frances Group, London, Journal ISSN: 1469-5812, Article DOI:10.1080/00131857.2018.1461430.
O'Connor. M. & O’Hara, E. (2018) Mourning Songs Signing practice led research in everyday life Design, Art and Technology 3(2):72-121 16 Nov 2018 (Journal Article) Publisher URL
O'Connor, M. T. (2013) ‘Losing Face’: A Review Article for ATA Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, Special Issue: on Emmanuel Levinas and The Face of the Other, NZ Association of Psychotherapist (NZAP) Inc.
O'Connor, M. T. (forthcoming). Spatial Difference as Affect: thresholds beyond the rigidity of the binary interior/exterior. ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies, 30(Thresholds and Transformations).
O'Connor, M. (2011, December) Canopy of the Upturned Eye: Writing on Derrida’s Crypt. Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, 44(4), 109-123, Special Issue on Freud After Derrida. Retrieved from http://www.umanitoba.ca/publications/mosaic/issues/getissue.php?vol=44&no=4
O'Connor, M. T.  & Yates, A. (2011, December). Taking Time in Studies in Material Thinking Journal. No. 5, Special Issue on (Im)materialising Time. Retrieved from http://www.materialthinking.org/sites/default/files/papers/EditorialTakingTimeImmaterialisingTimeV5.pdf
O'Connor, M. (2006). Provocative Coincidences — The Question as Style's Dissimulating Face: Writing beyond the Aporias of the Subject. The International Journal of the Humanities, 4 (4), 67-70. Retrieved from http://www.humanities-journal.com/
O'Connor, M. (2005). Some Kind of a Man. Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, 24(1 & 2), 78-85. https://www.aut.ac.nz/icdc/publications/access/access-past-issues#2005
O'Connor, M. (2005). What-ever-being: A Review on Giorgio Agamben's ‘The Open: Man and Animal’. Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, 6, (Animal Impulse) 6, 116-118. http://interstices.ac.nz/published-journals/interstices-06/
O'Connor Maria. (2003). A.I: Language/gender/difference: A Spurian reading of intelligence as artifice. In the Journal of 1st Global Conference: Artificial Intelligence Exploring Critical Issues. Vienna, Austria.
O'Connor Maria. (2003). Fault-erring: On the styles of margins (Blanchot/Heidegger). ACCESS Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, 22 (1&2), 95-103. https://www.aut.ac.nz/icdc/publications/access/access-past-issues#2005

Journal Editor(Special Issue)

O'Connor, M. T. S., & Yates, A. (2011, December 30). (Im)materialising Time (Special Issue) Studies in Material Thinking, 5((Im)Materialising Time). Retrieved from http://www.materialthinking.org/volumes/volume-05

PhD

O'Connor, M. T. (2007). Ashes Without Reserve: Her Pro-nominal Tracings Of The Strictures Of Sexual Difference. (Doctoral Thesis, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/393

Conference, Symposia presentations

O’Connor, M. (2014)) Dark Light: Opening Scenes to Childhood Worlding, Film-Philosophy Conference: A World of Cinemas, Film and Media Studies, University of Glasgow, 02 Jul 2014 - 04 Jul 2014. Proceedings Editors: Martin-Jones D. 02 Jul 2014
O’Connor, M (2014) What IS Performance Philosophy? Colloque International Theatre Performance Philosopohie, Paris, 26 Jun 2014 - 28 Jun 2014. What is Performance-Philosophy. 26 Jun 2014
O’Connor, M (2014) Animal Encounters: Roundtable and Responses Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality & Posthumanism, Drama Department Roehampton University, 31 May 2014 - 31 May 2014. 31 May 2014
O’Connor, M (2013) Wildlife Refuge: Deleuze Studies Conference, Lisbon Portugal, 08 Jul 2013 - 10 Jul 2013. Deleuze Studies. 01 Dec 2013.
O’Connor, M (2013) Imperfect Body: Scanz On Nature, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 01 Feb 2013 - 04 Feb 2013. Proceedings Editors: Clothier I. 25 Oct 2013
O’Connor, M (2013) Dark Light: Writing Theatre. PSi 19 Performance Studies International, Palo Alto, USA, 26 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013. Proceedings Editors: Mantoan L, Jakovljevic B. 28 Jun 2013
O’Connor, M (2013) Night Time: Performing Performance Symposium (AUT), Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, New Zealand, 19 Apr 2013.
O’Connor, M.T (2012)  “Night Moves, Darkness Felt”, 5th Annual International Conference in Film and Philosophy Conference, Kings College & Queen Mary College, in association with Kingston University, London, UK.
O’Connor, M.T. (2012) “Night Moves” Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference The University of Auckland, Auckland N.Z.
O'Connor, M. T. (2011). An Immense Clip: Film, Philosophy and the Proximate Violence of Becoming. 4th Annual International Conference in Film and Philosophy. Liverpool, U.K.
O'Connor, M. T.  & Jackson, M. L. (2011). Desiccations (11 minutes, single channel) [Digital Film] College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington.
O'Connor, M. T. (2011). Who Cares? Creative Research Practice in the Space of the University [keynote]. SCAPE Research Talks, College of Creative Arts, Massey University.
O'Connor, M. T.  & Khalid, R. (2011). The Hijab: Representation among Muslim Women in Malaysia. In ACAH/LibrAsia 2011 Conference. Osaka, Japan.
O'Connor, M. T. & Jackson, M. L. (2010). Desiccations: the darkness of light’s sweep (11 minutes, Single-Channel) [Digital Film]. UCL (University College London).
O'Connor, M. T. (2010). Canopy of the Upturned Eye: Writing On Derrida’s Crypt. In Freud After Derrida: An International Interdisciplinary Conference. Winnipeg, Canada.
O'Connor, M. T. (2010). Prelude: Desiccations, The Darkness of Light's Sweep. (Paper Presentation) Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics & Ethics Conference. University College London, U.K.
O'Connor, M. (2009). Between Time: Given Futures across Derrida and Deleuze. In Invited Symposia (II) "Double Edges of Knowing: Becoming Present to a Horizon of Radical Questioning", at the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, 'Double Edges, Rhetorics-Rhizomes-Regions'. Brunel University, U.K.
O'Connor, M. (2009). Theories of Practice: An Ethics of Film Analysis. The Centre for Lacanian Analysis 2nd Annual Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
O'Connor, M. (2008). Detours and Disasters, Signing the City Otherwise: Posed Solitude, A Poetics of Community. International Association for Philosophy and Literature 2008 Conference, Global Arts, Local Knowledge. Melbourne, Australia.
O'Connor, M. (2008). Perennially Homeless: Deconstruction—a disciplined non-belonging. The Derrida Today Conference. Sydney, Australia.
O'Connor, M. (2006). Provocative coincidences: The question as style's dissimulating face - writing beyond the aporias of the subject. In The Fourth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Tunis, Tunisia.
O'Connor, M. (2006). Disagreement does not take place: On Blanchot's site of contestation [Presentation]. University of Auckland, Architecture School.
O'Connor Maria. (2003). A.I: Language/gender/difference: A Spurian reading of intelligence as artifice. In 1st Global Conference: Artificial Intelligence Exploring Critical Issues. Vienna, Austria.
O'Connor, M.
 & Jackson, M. (2003).
Between genders: Between genres. In Between Empires: Communication, Globalisation and Identity [Conference]. Auckland University of Technology,  Auckland, New Zealand.
O'Connor Maria. (2003). Ethics before the hand (S/he and difference). In S/He... Embracing/Wrestling Genders. Cultural Spaces for a Re-definition of the Political [Conference]. University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland.

Creative Works

Desiccations: The Darkness of Light's Sweep
Desiccations: The Darkness of Light's Sweep (11 Minute Film, Dec. 2010). Presented at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, Sexuate Subject Conference (Dec 2010)

Dark Light
Dark Light, Essay-Film 2014 (Running Time: 74mins. In French, German and Italian with English Sub-titles). To view: http://circuit.org.nz/film/dark-light
Dark Light (2014) is an essay-film concerned with themes of philosophy, aesthetics and animal. This genre has a potential for enabling viewers to freely cross between discourse and image, language and light. In a somewhat paradoxical move, the aesthetic strategy for Dark Light aims to initially develop a struggle between language and light, confounding a capacity to negotiate between image and text. Yet, coincident with its concerns for animality—both inside and outside ‘us’ humans—the film slows its encounters of language and image through a carefully orchestrated un-tethering of our desire for mastery. Dark Light thus defies closure or narrative suture. With /horse/ as its key motif, its animal-word, it attests to that strange, most uncanny animality of being-human. Composed through seven discrete poetic episodes—Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Agamben, Derrida, Deleuze & Guattari—each episode inflects to the proper of a masculine tradition in Continental Philosophy, broaching a thinking of memory, nature, aesthetics, ethics and the animal, in the spoken languages of German, French and Italian. Another feminine voice acts as a spacing or interval between these episodes—a voice of sexual difference—responding to, countering and encountering the textual traces of the metaphysics of animal being.

For review of this work by international philosopher of aesthetics, Stephen Zepke, please visit: http://circuit.org.nz/blog/dark-light-a-response-by-stephen-zepke
Ecce Equus
Ecce Equus, Video-Installation Exhibition 2014, St Paul Street Galleries (Gallery Three)

Creative work by Maria O'Connor
Creative work by Maria O'Connor

No, Nearer, (2015) Essay-Film (Digital 4K Video, running time 11:13sec), originally commissioned for Performance Studies International (PSi) as part of 2015 Oceanic Biennial ‘Sea-Change, Performing A Fluid Continent’ hosted in Rarotonga.

Creative work by Maria O'Connor
Creative work by Maria O'Connor

The Name and The Text (2016). Architectural Model for Venice Architecture Biennale, Resin, Brass and Steel, 800mm x 1200mm.

Creative work by Maria O'Connor
Creative work by Maria O'Connor

A Natural History of Destruction (2017). Video-Essay (running time 6:38secs). Commissioned for Exhibition H/Eat at Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.

Exhibitions / Presentations of Creative Works:

O'Connor Maria (2017) A Natural History of Destruction. A video-essay commissioned for the exhibition H/Eat for Puna Waipapaora Emergent Ecologies (EEL) Third Biennial 2017 partnered with Te Uru, the Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, addressing the theme of Heat affirms catalyst for change within the context of indigenous and urban ecologies. For viewing please visit my personal website: http://mariaoconnor.co.nz
O'Connor M. (2016) The Name and The Text. Architectural model, Medium: Resin, Steel, Brass; Size/Number of pieces: 1 Architectural 3D Model 800mm x 1200mm; commission for the Curators: Rietmeyer R; The Venice Architectural Biennale, Venue: European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora; Venue Location: Palazzo Mora, Strada Nuova, Venice; Start date: 21 May 2016; End date: 30 Nov 2017; URL: http://www.gaafoundation.org/ —For viewing more details about this work please visit:  http://mariaoconnor.co.nz
O’Connor, Maria. (2015) No, Nearer. Essay-Film, (digital 4k video, running time 11:13sec), originally commissioned for Performance Studies International (PSi) as part of 2015 Oceanic Biennial ‘Sea-Change, Performing A Fluid Continent’ hosted in Rarotonga. For viewing please visit my personal website:  http://mariaoconnor.co.nz
O’Connor, Maria. (2014) Dark Light, Single Chanel Digital Video ‘Essay-Film’ (Running Time 74 mins), Exhibited as an Installation at Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality and Posthumanism, University of Roehampton, London, 31 May 2014: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/animal-encounters-performance-animality-posthumanism-tickets-11242862705
Animal%20Encounters%20-%20Programme.docx
O’Connor, Maria.(2014) (2014) Dark Light, Single Chanel Digital Video ‘Essay-Film’ (Running Time 74 mins): Exhibited as film screening at Film-Philosophy Conference 2014: A World of Cinemas, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2nd-4th July 2014 (see programme details for Dark Light screening on Day 3, 4th July, which included a response to the film by leading Film-Philosopher, Robert Sinnerbrink: http://www.film-philosophy.com/conference/index.php/conf/F-P2014
O’Connor, Maria. (2014) Dark Light, Essay-Film screening for the Centre of Lacanian Analysis, with response by Dr Irene Lee: http://lacan.org.nz/dark-light-screening-23rd-may/
O’Connor, Maria. (2014) Dark Light, Essay-Film screening for CoLab Events (AUT): http://colab.aut.ac.nz/events/film-screening-dark-light-by-maria-oconnor/
O’Connor, Maria. & Jackson, Mark. (2010) Desiccations: The Darkness of Light’s Sweep, Digital Video Single Chanel, Running Time: 11:00mins, Exhibited at Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics & Ethics, University College London, London, UK, 3rd-5th December 2010.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sexuate-subjects/conferenceprogramme. Link to Desiccations on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/103675160. password: whirlwind

Completed Doctoral supervisions:

Primary Supervisor

Emily O’Hara: Mourning Sites ________ Performing Ineffable Spaces of Ruin. (AUT University, 2018). https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/11742. This practice-led PhD explores spatio-temporal conditions arising in processes of mourning, attuning these processes to the project’s spatial-poetics or site-writings. In doing so the PhD relates experiences of death and mourning to language and its other (silence or ineffability), providing an existential ground to its creativepractice.

Christina Houghton: Rafting-with Choreography of Participatory Ecologies: an Ethico-poetics of Everyday Life. (AUT University, 2018). https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/11776. This practice-led research explores how its Choreography of Participatory Ecologies (COPE) reveals an ethics distilled from a poetics of everyday life. Keywords: Anthropocene, Choreography, Performance, Ecologies, Ethics and Poetics.

Amanda Yates: Whakaaro Papa: Anthropos Design and Decolonising Metaphysics. (AUT University, 2018). https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/11995. This research orientates to questions of design: whakaahua. What is whakaahua/whakaahuatia — transformation — within Anthropocenic crisis? How is the Anthropocene a crisis of and in design? This design research occurs at a time when life is threatened on a planetary scale by anthropogenic climate change, habitat destruction and pollution at global and cellular scales. This research asks what it means to live in such times. In the lifetime of this text, temporalising of life here, now, in 2018 — we witness the effects of manifold crises, summarily those of life-wellbeing, mauri-ora.

Julia Reynolds: A World's Return: A Phenomenological Encounter With Film Worlds (AUT University, 2016). https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/10221. The overarching aim of this practice-led research is to explore how the processes of filmmaking constitute a ‘world’ that can be entered, understood, and reflected upon. The research asks how such worlding is set-up. This focus on what is ‘set-up’ for filmic purposes initially places emphasis on sets and location—production design—opening the discussion into the significance of world in relation to character and narrative.

Secondary Supervisor

Roderick Harold Fee: The assault on Mount B: understanding the role of story in self-delusion in our personal histories. (AUT University, 2015). https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/8870. A practice-led PhD in creative writing consisting of a novel and accompanying exegesis. This research consists of a creative writing component, a novel, accompanied by an exegesis. The Assault on Mount B examines consciousness through an experimental exploration in creative writing.

Zana Bell: Hollows Left Behind: A Women's 'biography' of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia. (AUT University, 2017).https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/11006. Hollows Left Behind comprises an exegesis and a postmodern, polyphonic novel which seek to provide a feminine, ‘biography’ of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia wherein female protagonists trespass into liminal spaces, exploring binaries: coloniser/colonised, black/white, male/female.

Becca Wood: A Social Choreography for Aural Dwelling (2015, University of Auckland, N.Z.). This is a practice-led PhD engaging in fields of performance, choreographic and somatic epistemologies. With specific focus on sound it engages with an extension of embodied experience through working with digital and analogue prosthetic sounding devices for social choreographic performance. It does so also via an engagement with the writings of Rosi Braidotti, Giorgio Agamben and Andrei Lepecki.

For complete online list of AUT Doctoral Thesis completions, please see the following link:https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/4/browse?value=O%27Connor%2C+Maria&type=advisor

Doctoral Supervisions in progress:

Meifung Woo: Writing Despair: This PhD research works in a practice- led paradigm with its expressive practice as creative writing that attempts to express ‘despair’ in drawing out some limits to literary conventions. Writing Despair manifests subjective alienation through acts of writing, working writing into pockets of social and cultural constructs in relation to sexual norms, domestic worlding and ethnic belonging.

Hannah Hopewell: Fictioning: The Urban Intertidal (provisional working title, completion due mid-2019). Fictioning: The Urban Intertidal, a creative-practice doctoral research project, stagesfictionalised encounters with aspects of urban landscapes in late-modernity—landscapes that evolve within market-ready modes of existence. Encounter itself is conditioned by a turning-away from normative trajectories of urban practices that assume ameliorative capacities with respect to consequences of developing urban territory and the human subject.

Celia Harrison: The Nordic Plaza: Creative agency in rural community architecture effected by environmental extremities. (PhD, completion due 2022). Thesis question: In shifting extremes of environments (such as climate changes), implicating shifts in socio-cultural community life, how might spatial design’s agency of interiors sustain and restore remote rural communities?

Dorthe Scheffmann: Vermilion: A Feature Film guided by a feminine manifesto. (PhD, completion due2020). Women are significantly under-represented in the global film industry: How does a feminine manifesto for the making of feminine work in cinema impact the working practices of a feature film? And further how can this research assist women filmmakers negotiate the challenges of their creative work and their engagement with the film industry? This research develops its Feminine (Cinematic) Manifesto through the PhD candidate undertaking the writing, directing and producing of a New Zealand feature film, 'VERMILION'. (Primary Supervisor)

Rafik Patel: Ishrāq al-HaqiqaAn archival and heteroglossic exposition of Gujarati-Indian Muslim hijrah in Aotearoa New Zealand. This creative practice research examines the conditions under which the Gujarati-Indian Muslim hijrah (migrant/diaspora) have re-grounded their world and experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand since the beginning of the 20th century. The starting point is my family's photographic albums which forms an archive and a site of memories that I use to explore the Gujarati-Indian Muslim diaspora, which is considered as a 'sea of stories' whose tidal swells flow in and out (Rushdie, 1990). The aim of the study is to explore different modes of spatial production using drawings, models and photographs to create a spatial exposition that examines the Gujarati-Indian Muslim migrant experience of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Rumen Iliev Rachev: The Undoing of the Academic Self: Performing Labour and Uncertainty in the Academia.  This practice-led research stems from the author’s performative practices of engagement with modalities of institutional critique. I focus on ways of ‘undoing’ the academic self through a methodology of ‘more-than-institutional critique’ that embraces the generative potential of the PhD framework itself. The institutional protocols and systems in which this PhD operates are unsettled by fluid methodologies (Coleman and Ringrose 2013; Koro-Ljungberg2016), a condition that I understand as ‘performative uncertainties’, or ‘uncertain uncertainties’, for the purposes of this project.

MA, MPhil Supervisions:

First Class Honours, Eloise Jayne Coveny, (MPhil). The survival of things

https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/8820

First Class Honours, Akil Kirlew (MPhil), Video Art: accelerationism and the reification of desire:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/7433

First Class Honours, Dorthe Sheffmann (MPhil), A Feminine Language in Cinema:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/4229

First Class Honours MPhil, Bendon Sellar (MPhil), The unconscious ruin: drawing minor architecture:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/7430

First Class Honours, Sarah Jennings. (MA, 2016), Crossroads of ex-istence - performing object-events toward an unconditional ethos of death.

https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/9732

First Class Honours, Ophelia Mikkelson (MA, 2016). Mimicking Sunlight: Everyday Actions and Ideas of Installing Home.

First Class Honours, MA, Sean Curham: Performing event in the everyday: regeneration as art:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/1164

First Class, MA Becca Wood: Making sense of no body:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/945

First Class, MA, Annie Tatton: The Paradoxical event of apparel: lameness and the bifurcating catwalk:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/1208

First Class MA, Rose Jamieson: Through my body to your body and back:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/2650

First Class, MA, Sarah Romano, Is/Land Life:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/1167

First Class, MA, Emily O’Hara: Where do I lie:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/4751

First Class MA, Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann: haerenga kōrerorero - choreographing sensing relations:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/7773
First Class Honours, MA, Fang-Yun Wei: Displaced Legacies: Folded Time and Space for an Architecture of Becoming:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/1201

First Class, MA, Trudy Lane: The Wonder Project: adventures in cross-pollinating perspectives on nature: http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/4493

First Class Honours, MA, Yoka A J Van Dyk: Hyphenated Living: between longing and belonging, an exposition of displacement as liminality in the transnational condition:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/273

First Class MA, Aaron Hurley: Movement and expression: a gestural spatial practice that explores the idiom of drawing:

http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/5590

First Class (MA), Petrea Katrine Andersen, Return: A Filmic Disclosure of Its Trajectories As Poetic.

https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/10898

First Class (MA), Lim, Kevin Kyujung: Grafted scales - gardens of the other.

https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/5859

First Class (MA), Moata McNamara: Translating Derrida: A question of style: An exposition of processes of translation.

https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/11265