Cobblestone Park light boxes

The light boxes at Cobblestone Park are a joint Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington and Wellington City Council venture.

These light boxes are located in Cobblestone Park in front of Victoria University's Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation at 139 Vivian Street – view on Google Maps

Two Cobblestone Park light boxes showing Hannah Hopewell artworks.
Ko Wai Au? | Who am I?

Current exhibition

Ko Wai Au? | Who am I?

Hannah Hopewell

From July 2022 – March 2023

Ko Wai Au? | Who am I? is a sonic, photographic and material-based installation that holds space for the vitality of soil. The work explores the habitual flattening of soil in land development processes, where development is normatively associated with the trope of progress. These ongoing built environment practices have radically altered the topographic landscape leading to an ecosystem breakdown. Ko Wai Au? | Who am I? makes an appeal to built-environment designers to recognise the relational, political and cosmic values of soil beyond extractive demands. The exhibition Ko Wai Au? | Who am I? extends across the Cobblestone Park Light Boxes and the adjacent gallery at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture.

Dr Hannah Hopewell is a tangata Tiriti landscape architect, urban designer and educator. Currently Hannah practices at Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation / Te Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa and Kaupapa Māori TOA Architects.

Past projects

Pupuke te Mahara
Bobby Luke

Kia niwha te ngākau
David Hakaraia

Two worlds/ two times
Daniel K Brown and Mizuho Nishioka

Bringing the German Pavilion Back Home
Jessica Wright

Transient Crossings: Embodiment in the Everyday
Stacey Mountfort

Christchurch through the Looking Glass
Ryan McCully

Prefabricated Architecture for a Circular Economy
Gerard Finch

Wai o papa: Waterlands (2016)

Wai o Papa, or Waterlands, is a Deep South project, one of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s national science challenges. This cross-disciplinary project investigates how science, art and design can assist Māori coastal communities on the Kapiti-Horowhenua coast adapt to the impacts of climate change. The images on the panels represented on one side, an estimation of the impact of 0.5, 1 and 1.5 metres of sea level rise on the coast between the Waikawa and Ōhau rivers; and on the other, the mouth of the Ōhau River at the lunar high tide.

Deep South Science Challenge: Dr Huhana Smith, Professor Penny Allan, Professor Martin Manning, Martin Bryant, Derrylea Hardy, Jane Richardson, Professor Murray Patterson, Abdallah Richards, Kevin Cartwright.

A Speculative Future (2015)
By Nicholas O'Connell, Holly Loft, Emma Erasmus, Tom Robertson.

Scraping the Sky: A Retreat Upwards (2014)
By Ben Allnatt, Declan Burn, Winston Dewhirst, and Tom Dobinson.

Digital Futures (2013)
By Simone Crane, Shiping Toohey, Jake Evill, Earl Stewart.

Glamping at Ngapotiki Reserve (2012)
By Jono Coates, Sarah Mokhtar, Daniel van Polanen, Tanya Mazurkiewicz , Michelle Hall.

First Light IN4MS (2012)
By Tobias Danielmeier.

Past projects gallery

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Eve Armstrong, Senior Arts Advisor

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