Stories whispered by the land: an account of two workshop events, in Parua Bay and Te Kaha
Stories are powerful agencies. They carry explicit and latent messages about the meanings of things around us, our identity and our connections. This article looks at ways in which particular stories may spring from the land itself. In particular it looks at two workshop events that invite an exploration of the relationship between stories and land, and that provoke questions about the roles people might take in that relationship. Arnold and Janinka are currently finishing a book, Te Mauri Pakeaka: A journey into a third space, that looks at the relationship between art, culture and education. (Auckland University Press plans publication this year.) This article picks up one of the themes in that book.