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dc.contributor.authorWithers, Sonya Elspeth
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-01T23:32:35Z
dc.date.available2014-05-01T23:32:35Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/5316
dc.descriptionThis design thesis has been converted from original tiff image files into a PDF. The textual PDF needs to be read in conjunction with the films.en
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Growing up as a child of mixed race, I was never aware of the major influences my ethnic identity would play upon my existence as a designer today Looking back now I have seen how important the teachings of my elders and Samoan relatives have become in providing me with a sense of respect for tradition, Samoan culture and faith. Yet, I am always reminded of my European and Scottish heritage when encountering differences. From the experiences I have attained through my involvement in the Pasifika Arts community, my professional role in high-end menswear, and a daughter to a father of European Scottish heritage, I have begun to question where these values around tradition and culture will lie in the future. The interconnected culture of Siapo has been a prominent medium in navigating this journey. About this Exegesis This exegesis is constructed through five main parts and a progressive conclusion. Each part consists of a short film and supporting text as an attempt to provide a glimpse in to the experiences and context gained throughout the project. It should also be noted that the use of Talanoa has been a prominent research methodology throughout this journey ( 1) ( 1) Talanoa - a tong an term meaning "a personal encounter where people story their issues, their realities and aspirations" (Vaioleti, 1999-2003). Several talanoa with Rev. S.L. Vaioleti, Head of the Church of Tonga, USA, in Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectSamoaen
dc.subjectSiapoen
dc.subjectDesignen
dc.subjectPasifikaen
dc.titleNavigating the values of Siapo: Through identity, Le Va and textile design: : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of M.Des. at Massey University, New Zealanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineDesignen
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Design (M. Des.)en


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