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|Bela Hinemoa Grimsdale
|Cohort C (Aotearoa)
|1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?
|2. What role do you see as yours to play?
Cultural / Mana whenua navigator and engagement
|3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?
develop a deeper understanding of Matauranga Maori holistic ways of thinking, seeing, hearing and applying it to designing landscapes in a meaningful way
|6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?
Auckland University Bachelor of Arts (BA) - double major in Cultural Heritage and Museums, and Art History
|4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?
learning to speak fluent te reo
|7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?
Matauranga Maori and culture - Maureen Lander and Dante Bonica (lecturers and mentors at university) where I was taught Maori practical techniques through wananga style learning. Wananga is a positive and comfortable environment and way to learn (for myself), I am a practical person who learns by doing.
|5. And for professional growth?
becoming more aware and confident in communicating from a holistic point of view and how it applies to landscape practice and design
|8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?
I have a basic understanding of Te Ao Maori beliefs and creation. I believe that it is important to be able to understand why Maori have a deep connection to the environment and the creation history explains that relationship through whakapapa.
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