• Community Engagement: Rebuilding Samoan Fale post 2009 Tsunami 

      Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec 6th International Conference, 2013)
      A team of Unitec volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity (HfH) in Samoa in early 2010, rebuilding fale (traditional houses) alongside the villagers, using collaborative techniques derived from Samoan cultural customs. ...
    • The open 

      Austin, Michael (Auckland University of Technology, 2013-11)
      Recently there has been a renewed interest in Karl Popper’s The Open Society, written during the Second World War in Christchurch. Popper also wrote another major book The Poverty of Historicism, which has been much debated. ...
    • Open architecture 

      Austin, Michael (2014)
      The history of architecture revolves around the notion of closure. It is concerned with shelter, protection and differentiation. A history of openness in architecture has yet to be written. It does not see origins in the ...
    • Open Architecture 

      Austin, Michael (Association of Anthropology of Oceania, 2014)
      The history of architecture revolves around the notion of closure. It is concerned with shelter, protection and differentiation. A history of openness in architecture has yet to be written. It does not see origins in the ...
    • The seemingly simple? Community engagement and construction management in Samoa, post tsunami 2009 

      Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (Australasian Universities Building Education Association, 2013)
      Community Engagement and its associated community participation seem to be a key factor for “successful” post disaster reconstruction. Yet not much is understood on what happens in such an “engagement” and how it occurs. ...

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