Note the dates for Symposium 2024

Social Fabric

Interconnectedness: Patterns and Diversity

Symposium dates Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2024

Venue; Forum North, Whangārei

Just as fabrics are woven from individual threads into a cohesive whole, societies are composed of individuals who, through their interconnectedness, contribute to the strength, resilience, and diversity that define the very fabric of our existence. This metaphor encapsulates the essence of how societies function, how cultures are woven together, and how relationships interlace to create a collective tapestry of life. The symposium theme invites conversation around the material and metaphorical exploration of the concept Social Fabric.

We are connected in ways that extend beyond mere proximity. These connections, whether visible or unseen, create a network of relationships that bridge differences, fostering an environment where ideas, traditions, and experiences are exchanged. It’s the interwoven nature of these relationships that underpins the Social Fabric.

Our Social Fabric is adorned with the patterns of human diversity, which enriches our lives. These patterns reflect the collective history and shared narratives that shape a society, while celebrating the individual threads that contribute to its overall beauty.

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Ngā mihi,

Social Fabric

Catherine Davies-Colley, Angela Rowe, Tracey Wedge, Cait McLennan Whyte


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