Johnson Witehira

Panelist, Panel 6 – Indigenous Digital Media Labs – Critical Mass

Dr Johnson Witehira, is a leading indigenous designer, researcher and consultant. His design projects consider how customary Māori knowledge and ways of thinking can be applied in contemporary settings. His creative works extend across designed communications, digital, interiors, urban design, product design and public artworks. As a co-creative director at Indigenous Design and Innovation Aotearoa (IDIA) he now applies his design expertise to work with businesses, community groups, and Government agencies to instigate design solutions that effect positive change in people, practice and place. Within academia Witehira’s research focuses on decolonizing design education. He is at the forefront of developing bi-cultural and Māori responses to teaching art and design in Aotearoa,, Twitter + Instagram: @johnsonwitehira.