GSNZ Hochstetter Lecture: Nelson

7:00 PM
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8:30 PM

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, Room A211
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2021 Hochstetter Lecture: Encouraging plural methods and values as the foundation for cross-cultural research collaborations by Darren King

Encouraging cross-cultural research collaborations in the natural hazards and earth system sciences is the central theme of this Hochstetter lecture. We will offer perspectives as insider-outsider researchers on completed as well as ongoing research projects with iwi and hapū authorities. We will also reflect on research framing, inductive methodologies and collaborative methods of inquiry when working at the interface between mātauranga Māori and science. The way projects were initiated, planned, approved, managed, and delivered will be shared, including discussion of research ethics, cross-disciplinary research personnel, and commitments to relationships before partnerships. We hope the presentation will clarify the multiple benefits to be gained by learning from differences in knowledge, practice, and belief, and how engaging in this work can help to promote “plural spaces” of learning about natural hazards and environmental processes in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Contact: nelson.sci.soc@gmail.com