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Pacific Spaces: Translations and Transmutations

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Pacific Spaces

Translations and Transmutations

Edited by A.-Chr Engels-Schwarzpaul, Lana Lopesi, and Albert L. Refiti

218 pages,

ISBN  978-1-80073-625-2 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (October 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-626-9 eBook Not Yet Published

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“The authors make an important contribution to understanding spatial relationships within indigenous communities. The book highlights an important, and often overlooked, connection between space, time, and the built environment by breaking the disciplinary bounds that often confine our understandings.” • Jamon Alex Halvaksz, University of Texas at San Antonio

“The various themes, scales, modes of address, writing styles, and academic approaches are packed together cheek by jowl. The friction among them is full of possibilities for further research, discussion and thinking.” • Stephen Cairns, Future Cities Laboratory


Delving into Pacific spaces from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and interpretations, this book looks at how the anthropological and architectural can be connected. The contributors to this book – architectural practitioners, architectural and spatial design theorists, anthropologists and historians – show not only how new theoretical perspectives can arise out of comparing aspects specific to one discipline with their equivalents of another, but also demonstrate how a space of emergence is created for something that goes beyond both, enhancing both fields of potentialities.

A.-Chr Engels-Schwarzpaul is Professor in Spatial Design and Postgraduate Studies at Auckland University of Technology – Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau, in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Lana Lopesi is an art critic, editor and author. Currently she is Editor-in-Chief for the Pacific Art Legacy Project, Editor for Marinade: Aotearoa Journal of Moana Art, and Arts Editor, Metro Magazine.

Albert L. Refiti is a research leader in the field of Pacific spatial and architectural environment with an extensive research and publication record in the area, supported by his teaching and lecturing in the last 15 years.

Subject: Anthropology (General)Cultural Studies (General)Development Studies
Area: Asia-Pacific


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