Muddy Urbanism is an ongoing urban research project focussed on the future of Te Whau river in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland.
Here Now: Re-imagining New Lynn was a three-day festival of large-scale installations occupying vacant shops in the New Lynn town center.
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.
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.
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.
COME JOIN THE CIRCUS
Come Join the Circus was a site-specific ‘performance walk’ exploring children’s experience of their town center on display.
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.
HOOP-LA Guided Walks is an ongoing strategic project in which we collaborate with others to host guided walks in the Whau area.
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.
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.