Te Kawa Robb: Deepening Connections with te Taiao

During this workshop Te Kawa shares some of the principle drivers of his work, which is first and foremost a journey towards better understanding whakapapa as it is expressed through taiao. What atua govern the various realms of taiao and how these atua are reflected internally. We look at Te Kawa’s close relationship with the moana, which started with his parents and continues on to another generation as he raises his young daughter, Te Taiawatea, in close relation with the moana. Te Kawa shares some of his work alongside Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna identifying the vast roles that rimurimu (seaweed) play as kai and as a means of carbon sequestering to support climate action. Te Kawa closes with a practical session making rimurimu face or body scrub. This workshop was delivered live at the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2022 during the 15-17 March 2022.