Dr Rebecca Kiddle

Becky is Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi and is a Senior Lecturer at the Architecture School, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research focuses on Māori identity and placemaking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the nexus between community creation, social processes and urban design. She also works to develop better participatory design processes to ensure rangatahi and tamariki voices are heard in built environment decision-making processes.

She has a PhD and MA in urban design from Oxford Brookes University, UK and under-graduate degrees in Politics and Māori studies. She is co-editor of the Our Voices series along with Prof. Kevin O’Brien (Australia) and Dr Iuugigyoo Patrick Stewart (Turtle Island) which includes Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture (2018) and the forthcoming (2020) Our Voices II: The Decolonial Project. She is co-chair Pōneke of the Ngā Aho Network for Māori Designers.