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Creative Tech Talk - Māori and Pasifika Perspectives on Cultural Appropriation

About this event

Following the success of the Paving the Digital Path for Māori and Pasifika Talent event held during TechWeek, Media Design School are proud to host the Māori and Pasifika Creative Tech Talk Event. The purpose of the event is to discuss key issues and topics relating to Māori and Pasifika peoples in the creative tech industry.

Due to COVID restrictions, the event will now take place online.

Rip-off or inspiration: Māori and Pasifika Perspectives on Cultural Appropriation

If you are starting out your career in creative tech and design, currently work in the industry, or have a strong interest in the perspectives of Māori and Pasifika peoples, then come and join us for this insightful event.

The event will feature four industry speakers from Aotearoa New Zealand who will share why Māori and Pasifika designs are unique and require cultural understanding and protection. They will also share what amazing opportunities there are to share these designs and ideas globally.

Guest speakers:

  • Bonnie Kea, DCF Programme Coordinator, Media Design School
  • Kaan Hiini, Senior Designer, Curative NZ
  • Raymond Otene McKay, Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer, RUN Creative Agency
  • David Parkinson, GM of Digital and Innovation, Digital Arts Network (DAN)

** David is replacing Anaua Tuihalangingie who is unable to attend the event**


6.00pm Online event starts (room open from 5.50pm)

6.00-6.05pm Opening Karakia, welcome and Introductions

6.05-6.30pm Guest speaker presentations + Q&A Panel (First Part)

6.30-6.55pm Guest speaker presentations + Q&A Panel (Second Part)

6.55-7.00pm Wrap-up – thank guest speakers, closing Karakia

Hosted by

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    Bonnie Kea

  • Guest speaker
    David Parkinson GM of Digital and Innovation @ Digital Arts Network (DAN)

    David (Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Whānau A Tauwhao ki Tūhua) is the Managing Director of Digital Arts Network and Head of Innovation for TBWA Group NZ. David’s global experience has seen him working across 10+ countries and multiple industry sectors from healthcare and aviation to banking and energy. Thro...

  • Guest speaker
    Raymond McKay Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer @ RUN

    Raymond Otene Mckay (Waikato, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa) is the Co-founder / Chief Creative Officer at RUN Creative Agency. Raymond worked at the highest level of advertising and was named as one of Campaign Asia Pacific’s 40 Under 40. He is one of the few Māori Creative Directors i...

  • Guest speaker
    Kaan Hiini Senior Designer @ Curative NZ

    Kaan Hiini (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) is a multi-disciplinary designer, passionate about using his creative skills to create positive social change. Currently, he is the co-chair of Auckland Pride, and works as a senior designer at Curative, as well as being a key member in putting together the monthly ...

  • Team member
    Andrew Tui Marketing Manager - Māori and Pasifika @ Media Design School

  • Team member
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