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Above: Whenua Whakaora, Charis Teale / Arango: Lighting Design & the Inclusive City, Ana Mendez Arango / The Hidden Huts of the Ōrongorongo Valley, Madison Lynskey-Reid / ArchiPelago, Samantha Spencer / Back In My Day, Caylee Hanson-Jury / The Multispecies Community, Alicia Adamson

Exposure is an annual exhibition held in November showcasing all graduating students from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses across design, fine arts, fashion and media production from Massey University’s Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts.

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Massey’s graduating class of 2022 present projects which are both multifaceted and captivating, confronting world-reaching subjects in a diverse range of mediums and formats. We’ve selected six standout projects from the Spatial design programme for our readers to discover. Text by Honor Rose Cooper Hedges.

Charis Teale Charis presents a re-design of Wellington’s Whenua Whakaora Children's Hospital. Taking into account the natural landscape of the surrounding great forest of Tāne, Charis approaches the space holistically, investigating how a space can affect patients emotional and psychological wellbeing, providing a landscape for healing. Charis re-imagines not just the design and landscape of a lone building but calls into question hospital design standards on a global scale. 

Ana Mendez Arango Proposing a lighting re-design of Wellington’s Frank Kitts Park, Arango: Lighting Design & the Inclusive City re-imagines current urban lighting design systems. Addressing the need for both sustainable and humanistic lighting design in urban spaces. Drawing on themes of bioluminescence and adaptive reuse strategies, Ana opens a conversation about human concerns, illuminating a green space in her city whilst reducing energy consumption and light pollution. 

Madison Lynskey-Reid The Hidden Huts of the Ōrongorongo Valley is a research-through-design project born of Madion’s love of the Ōrongorongo Valley, a nature reserve and trail in New Zealand’s Remutaka Forest Park. The project explores the hidden clusters of huts housed in the valley, documenting all 56 individual structures, who built & used them and what will become of them for future generations. Madison proposes a new system of re-membering, opening the future of the huts up to multiple possibilities, ownerships and timescales. 

Samantha Spencer Samantha’s project ArchiPelago responds to anticipated sea-level rises in Wellington over the next two centuries, focusing on the effects on Wellington’s Oriental Bay and the changing urban coastline. The project responds to the changing landscape, documenting the basins proposed transition back to a swamp, and exploring the recreation and inhabitation opportunities for both humans and wildlife in the newly formed inland islands and wetlands. 

Caylee Hanson-Jury Back In My Day focuses on transforming the dementia unit in Wellington’s retirement home. Through applying spatial strategies specially designed for dementia patients and investigating the effects of materials, furnishings and colors, Caylee aims to increase residents independence and safety through re-thinking narrative-based navigation tools, enhancing a sense of familiarity and comfort. 

Alicia Adamson Based around the more-than-human theory, The Multispecies Community designs beyond an anthropocentric view. Designing a community space for Lake Ōhau, Alicia’s project takes into account the cultivation of the local native flora and explores how design can facilitate co-habitation of humans and the species found on the site, allowing visitors to regenerate the post-fire-damaged landscape and heal ecological trauma. 

Discover all of the projects from the 2022 graduates on the Massey University Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts Website

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Above: Whenua Whakaora, Charis Teale / Arango: Lighting Design & the Inclusive City, Ana Mendez Arango / The Hidden Huts of the Ōrongorongo Valley, Madison Lynskey-Reid / ArchiPelago, Samantha Spencer / Back In My Day, Caylee Hanson-Jury / The Multispecies Community, Alicia Adamson

Exposure is an annual exhibition held in November showcasing all graduating students from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses across design, fine arts, fashion and media production from Massey University’s Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts.

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Massey’s graduating class of 2022 present projects which are both multifaceted and captivating, confronting world-reaching subjects in a diverse range of mediums and formats. We’ve selected six standout projects from the Spatial design programme for our readers to discover. Text by Honor Rose Cooper Hedges.

Charis Teale Charis presents a re-design of Wellington’s Whenua Whakaora Children's Hospital. Taking into account the natural landscape of the surrounding great forest of Tāne, Charis approaches the space holistically, investigating how a space can affect patients emotional and psychological wellbeing, providing a landscape for healing. Charis re-imagines not just the design and landscape of a lone building but calls into question hospital design standards on a global scale. 

Ana Mendez Arango Proposing a lighting re-design of Wellington’s Frank Kitts Park, Arango: Lighting Design & the Inclusive City re-imagines current urban lighting design systems. Addressing the need for both sustainable and humanistic lighting design in urban spaces. Drawing on themes of bioluminescence and adaptive reuse strategies, Ana opens a conversation about human concerns, illuminating a green space in her city whilst reducing energy consumption and light pollution. 

Madison Lynskey-Reid The Hidden Huts of the Ōrongorongo Valley is a research-through-design project born of Madion’s love of the Ōrongorongo Valley, a nature reserve and trail in New Zealand’s Remutaka Forest Park. The project explores the hidden clusters of huts housed in the valley, documenting all 56 individual structures, who built & used them and what will become of them for future generations. Madison proposes a new system of re-membering, opening the future of the huts up to multiple possibilities, ownerships and timescales. 

Samantha Spencer Samantha’s project ArchiPelago responds to anticipated sea-level rises in Wellington over the next two centuries, focusing on the effects on Wellington’s Oriental Bay and the changing urban coastline. The project responds to the changing landscape, documenting the basins proposed transition back to a swamp, and exploring the recreation and inhabitation opportunities for both humans and wildlife in the newly formed inland islands and wetlands. 

Caylee Hanson-Jury Back In My Day focuses on transforming the dementia unit in Wellington’s retirement home. Through applying spatial strategies specially designed for dementia patients and investigating the effects of materials, furnishings and colors, Caylee aims to increase residents independence and safety through re-thinking narrative-based navigation tools, enhancing a sense of familiarity and comfort. 

Alicia Adamson Based around the more-than-human theory, The Multispecies Community designs beyond an anthropocentric view. Designing a community space for Lake Ōhau, Alicia’s project takes into account the cultivation of the local native flora and explores how design can facilitate co-habitation of humans and the species found on the site, allowing visitors to regenerate the post-fire-damaged landscape and heal ecological trauma. 

Discover all of the projects from the 2022 graduates on the Massey University Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts Website

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