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Dates and initial line-up of collaborators for TEZA 2015 announced

Thank you protest, Freeville School, TEZA 2013We’re thrilled to be able to announce dates and the initial line-up of collaborators who will be working with communities to help in declaration of Porirua City as a Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa, or TEZA for short.

22-29 November is the TEZA week of celebration. This is the coming together of communities from around Porirua City and the country, bringing together at least 12 projects, all which explore new ways for us to work together, exploring innovative socially productive activity. An open evolving platform, we are welcoming all to join in conversations, actions and events. 

Project leaders so far confirmed include TEZA 2013 stalwarts Kim Paton, Tim Barlow, Mark Harvey, David Cook, Ash Holwell and Kerry Ann Lee with newcomers looking to collaborate Wiremu Grace, Leala Falesuega, Lana Lopesi, Faith Wilson, Vanessa Crowe, Jennifer Whitty, Simon Gray, Paula MacEwan, Moana Mitchell, Kawika Aipa, Kava Club,  Barbarian Productions, Andrew Matautia, Moses Viliamu, and Makerita Makapelu. At least that is our beginning!

What will TEZA look like? We don’t know yet! It depends on what everyone brings. TEZA is experiment in being an open source model, both generous and critical, evolving in collaboration with the artists. Projects will be announced in August.

This is a platform for socially productive activities that are not recognised in the current economic system. We want to connect them to artists to together create projects that make us think about and look at the world differently, exciting change.

This is the second TEZA. The first was in New Brighton Christchurch and a book full of extensive documentation and writing on TEZA 2013 is available to read online and download here.

What is a ‘transitional economic zone’? Special economic zones exist worldwide. Yet usually in these zones, regulations are lifted to allow companies to extract resources, often at local expense and little acknowledgement of what has already been developed, for multinational profit. The playful concept of the ‘transitional economic zone’ turns this idea on its head. Here, a group of visiting artists’ work to see how they might best contribute to a region, recognise the strengths existent in a community, and how they might make visible understanding of its history and grounding. Their diverse projects will offer challenges and raise questions as well as bring joy and celebration.

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September 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlaw essays profy

Good to know that. Thank you for sharing the information.

July 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkatie
July 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterrana

It's one of the great event that symbolizes integration of arts and community.To give an indication of the potential diversity TEZA 2013 included (but was not limited to): a bicycle choir, a Kai Tahu food exchange project, a publication created by recent immigrants, an art and photographic project with a local school due to close documenting and considering the future of their school land, and a light project across the skies. Another Creative Summit – lunchtime and evening gatherings bringing together people from the suburb, region and country – is a likely core activity in 2015.
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March 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRyan1cartre

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