Artweb is an ongoing project funded initially by the Auckland Arts Regional Trust Te Taumata Toi-A-Iwi (ART), with primary research being conducted at Unitec New Zealand. It aims to investigate nonlinear models for urban development.
Because the project seeks to engage with the various cultural
realms that comprise the Auckland isthmus, interdisciplinary collaboration
is central to Artweb's success. As such, we are working with a growing
number of artists, scientists and institutions. We are actively looking
for further involvement.
Project Director - Rod Barnett:
Rod Barnett is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School
of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ScALA) at Unitec New Zealand,
Auckland, where he teaches studio and theory. He also practices as a landscape
architect. His current research focuses on ideas of nature in contemporary
urbanism, with particular emphasis on the application of nonlinear systems
theory to landscape architectural design. Artweb is one of the fruits
of this work.
Gisella specialises in start-up initiatives targeting innovation in the
creative sector. Her work is concerned with helping agencies and individuals
think and operate in new directions, and in bringing such directions to
John is a director of art gallery Starkwhite with a long history of involvement
in the arts and creative industries. He curates the arts and science practices
that are remodelling the Auckland region for Artweb.
Lee ter Wal and Associates were tasked with visualising Artweb's processes
and making them accessible - especially on the web. They also developed
nonlinear techniques to create Artweb's brand.
Scott's involvement in Artweb is the realisation of nonlinear concepts
through mapping and GIS systems, making new taxonomies available to artists
and scientists. He is also responsible for the visualisation of Artweb
Cassandra is a writer and theorist who teaches in the School of Design
at Unitec New Zealand.
Jacqueline is a teacher and researcher in urban ecology. She is currently investigating urban stream planting and management, and is also archiving the work of New Zealand landscape architect Ted Smyth.
Landscape Architect - Paula Wilkinson
Paula is a landscape architect and teaches nonlinear design at Unitec. Paula is also project manager for Artweb's Under the Radar project.