say urban Māori creatives
"I ask kids if they see themselves represented in our city's fabric – they always say no," says Elisapeta Heta, principal and leader of Waka Māia at Jasmax.
With Auckland’s Queen St on full LED display as a part of Matariki ki te Manawa, the rise of Matariki has also led to the rise of conversations surrounding Māori visibility in our cities.
Graham Tipene (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Manu) whose work is on display in the CBD, says that he never “saw himself” while growing up in Auckland.
Link to video and article: 'Show us our faces in our places' say urban Māori creatives | Stuff.co.nz