Save the Date! 50th Anniversary in New Zealand at SCANZ18 | Leonardo/ISAST

Save the Date! 50th Anniversary in New Zealand at SCANZ18

A special Leonardo 50th Celebration with a guest presentation by Executive Editor Roger Malina.


A special Leonardo 50th Celebration with a guest presentation by Dr. Janine Randerson and Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina.

SCANZ 4 - 12 February

Peace, Water, Power 2018 develops from the successful Water, Peace, Power inaugural event held in 2016. It is also aligned with Intercreate’s core event sequence, SCANZ as it shares the same values.

It is hard to imagine a more important moment than now, to consider the issues of peace and the environment. At a time where moderate Muslims align themselves with peace while militants seek war and the US is extending warfaring and warmongering worldwide while battling it’s own citizens, now is a significant moment for leadership in regard to Peace.

The community of Parihaka through it’s founding prophets Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi has played a leadership role internationally, nationally, regionally and locally many times since it’s founding in 1866.

SCANZ2018: Peace, Water, Power represents a significant engagement with the community of Parihaka in terms of the creative projects enabled on the papakainga and the hui which culminates the event. SCANZ2018: Peace, Water, Power will have international, national, regional and local participation, part of the recognition of place. Placing Peace first in the title is a recognition of the Parihaka community and its founders and follows from discussion with Maata Wharehoka.

Hui Events and Accommodation

Intercreate is going to try an innovative approach to the hui organization. While we will maintain peer review for presentation and art project proposals, we’d like the public to at least be able to attend the hui. Therefore we intend splitting the hui into component parts and enable attendance by anyone.

This also means longer break times and koha for meals and refreshments when needed. Those wanting to attend all events will be able to register.


Sunday 11 February night gathering and light works
While this event is not yet confirmed, works that utilize LEDs need night time display. Arrival on Sunday for out of towners is recommended as we start at Parihaka in the morning on Monday.

Please bring koha for nibbles and non alcoholic drinks. People can also opt to help out setting out and clearing up. Stay is marae style on the WITT campus.

Parihaka Monday 12th morning session presentations
This is the first session beginning with presentations at Te Niho. Please bring koha for lunch.

Monday 12th early afternoon session at Parihaka – tour of art works
Tour of art works and presentations by artists. BYO non alcoholic drinks.

Monday 12th late afternoon session at Parihaka
Continuing with presentations.

Presentations, leading into the Leonardo/ISAST celebration with Roger Malina live from Texas.


After gathering at WITT



About Intercreate is a project based organisation consisting of an international network of people interested in art, science, culture and technology. Our motto is developing the culture to create a sustainable civilisation. We live in a world where the human connection to the environment is having a strong negative impact, particularly for the generations that follow. At Intercreate we believe an important part of resolving the problems around the human relationship with the environment, is to involve indigenous groups in all discussions of the environment.

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About Leonardo/ISAST
50 Years of Celebrating the Community

Half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time: offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo represented a unique vision: to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal. For 50 years, Leonardo has been the definitive publication for artist-academics, and the field has gained momentum in recent years.

Leonardo's anniversary celebrations are made possible by our international partners and led by the 50th Anniversary Committee Chair Nina Czegledy.


February 12th, 2018 4:00 PM   through   6:00 PM
20 Bell Street, Welbourn
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
New Plymouth, TKI 4310
New Zealand

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