Indigenous Activism in Art and Architecture
Joel Spring and Elisapeta Heta
Joel Spring (Wiradjuri) and Elisapeta Heta (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hāmoa, Waikato-Tanui) present on their practices and activism in both art and architecture.
Joel Spring is a Wiradjuri man raised between Redfern and Alice Springs who works across research, activism, architecture, installation and speculative projects. At present, his work focuses on the contested narratives of Sydney’s and Australia’s urban culture and indigenous history in the face of ongoing colonisation.
Elisapeta Heta is a Senior Associate at architecture firm Jasmax, and is an artist, singer, and member of Ngā Aho, network of Māori design professionals, and ex Co-chair of Architecture+Women NZ. With her collaborator John Miller, she has just been announced as one of the artists for the Biennale of Sydney 2020.
Joel is in Wellington as part of Te Whare Hēra Eavesdropping Residency which is a partnership with Massey University's Te Whare Hēra, supported by Liquid Architecture through Creative Victoria's International Engagement program.