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Muddy Urbanism

Muddy Urbanism is an ongoing urban research project focussed on the future of Te Whau river in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland.

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Here Now

Here Now: Re-imagining New Lynn was a three-day festival of large-scale installations occupying vacant shops in the New Lynn town center.

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Bird In Hand

Bird in Hand was a one-day-only newspaper made by HOOP-LA for the Auckland Heritage Festival. Given out free, it prompted thinking about the changing nature of places and possible future trajectories.

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Park for a Day

Park for a Day was an eight hour ‘proto-park’ installation in collaboration with the Suburban Floral Association (SFA) which hosted a rich and performative conversation with elderly Chinese new migrants.

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Flotilla Whau

The Flotilla Whau is an annual parade-like spectacle on Te Whau River, drawing attention to an important yet overlooked waterway and making opportunities for people to experience their local river.

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Come Join the Circus was a site-specific ‘performance walk’ exploring children’s experience of their town center on display.

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Make Believe

Make Believe: Imagining a new park for New Lynn was a sequence of projects developed by HOOP-LA to help Auckland Council staff and local residents imagine the potential of a new urban park.

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Guided Walks

HOOP-LA Guided Walks is an ongoing strategic project in which we collaborate with others to host guided walks in the Whau area.

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Signals and Markers

Signals and Markers was a temporary river side installation for the Rosebank Art Walk, recalling the land and river-scape formerly present along Te Whau River.

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Field Day

Field Day was a one-day-only project for the Whau Arts Festival which saw HOOP-LA co-hosting the public in small, but special, local clubrooms.