Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings:

A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group

Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings: A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group

The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

The 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group

School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, 25-27 November 2022

A big thank you to everyone who participated in Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings, including keynote speaker Dr Ben Schrader, Victoria University of Wellington’s JD Stout Research Fellow for 2022, and the authors/presenters of the 73 papers that were accepted through the double-blind refereeing process.  The conference ran in hybrid mode, with 47 of the papers presented at least partly in-person, and the remaining 26 solely in Zoom.  The total number of registrations was 104 (54 in-person and 50 online).

The programme comprised full days of presentations on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November, plus a half-day (morning) on Sunday 27 November, and Sunday afternoon tours.  The SAHANZ AGM took place on Friday 25 November, followed by a function for new life and honorary members of SAHANZ.  The conference dinner took place on the Saturday night.

There were two tour options for the Sunday afternoon: (i) a walking tour to Britomart, which is New Zealand’s largest urban revitalisation project with a strong heritage focus; and (ii) a bus tour to Ihumātao, a significant cultural heritage landscape embedded with pūrākau (cultural narratives). It is one of Auckland’s longest continuously occupied papakainga (Māori village) that was confiscated by colonial forces in 1863, and was the site of a recent land dispute between Māori, the Crown and corporate developers. The visit included a short talk and hikoi (walk) led by campaign activist Pania Newton and campaign heritage advisor Nicola Short.


 Adjunct event: Weaving Entanglement Colloquium:

Thursday 24 November 2022, 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Design Theatre (423-348), 22 Symonds Street.

Hosted by the School’s Future Cities Research Hub, the Weaving Entanglement Colloquium originated from the Weaving Entanglement International Symposium held in 2021 at the Italian Pavilion “Comunità Resilienti” of the Biennale Architettura in Venice and published as a book by Maretti Editore in 2022 ( Configured as a dialogue between Italy and New Zealand on the policies and practices of conservation, enhancement and transmission of cultural heritage, the Weaving Entanglement Colloquium extended the 2021 discussion on the themes of architecture, cultural heritage and landscape. Keynote speakers were Prof Olimpia Niglio, University of Pavia, Italy, and Hosei University, Japan, and Prof Alessandro Melis, New York Institute of Technology, USA.



Conference proceedings will be published online. Publication in the proceedings is optional. If you are intending to publish your paper in the proceedings, please write it using the paper template.  Papers can be up to 5,000 words, including endnotes formatted using Chicago, and may include up to 6 images.

Seven of the papers have been identified for likely publication in an issue of Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts in 2023.

Final papers (for those wishing to publish in the proceedings or in Interstices) are due in by 6 January 2023.  Submit to Julia Gatley. 


Julia Gatley

Elizabeth Aitken Rose

Academic Committee:

David Beynon, University of Tasmania

Deidre Brown, University of Auckland

Rob Freestone, University of New South Wales

Kate Hislop, University of Western Australia

David Kroll, University of Adelaide

Andrew Leach, University of Sydney

Robin Skinner, Victoria University of Wellington

Elizabeth Taylor, Monash University

Organising Committee:

Andrew Barrie, University of Auckland

Andrew Douglas, University of Auckland

Susan Hedges, Auckland University of Technology

Gina Hochstein, University of Auckland

Renata Jadresin-Milic, Unitec Institute of Technology

Candida Rolla, University of Auckland

Amber Ruckes, University of Auckland

Nicola Short, University of Auckland


On SAHANZ, see

On the UHPH Group, see