The process of imagining, forming and constructing environments
that consider space, time and sensory inhabitation.

LUX 2015

January 15th, 2015




Wellington LUX 2015 is inviting expressions of interest for its 2015 light festival. We are encouraging any students, creative practitioners and businesses interested in creating exciting light based installations that will illuminate Wellington’s laneways and waterfront for the 9 day festival to apply now!

Wellington LUX is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design.

In 2014 the festival showcased a fantastical array of light sculptures that wound their way through an urban light trail within the city’s laneways and then spilt out into a promenade of light installations along the waterfront. These were accompanied by artist talks from national and international artists, designers, and researchers; pop up exhibitions and installations; and fun free activities.

Over 65,000 people attended the event in 2014, and 2015 promises to be even bigger!

Expressions of interest for 2015 will close at midnight NZST on Friday February 13th.

Apply online at and fill in the step-by-step application form on our site.

Future Cities 2014

January 13th, 2015

This project explored spatial design in a possible future Wellington.

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Large Format Printing

September 29th, 2014

The Large Format Printing process is now streamlined through this google form:


The large format printer can print 910mm by any length.

The cost is $10 per full color A1, $5 for black and white.


Per lm (linear meter) (910mm x 1000mm)
$14 Color
$7 B/W

Please complete this form,
Copy the print file to the server \\student shared\Large Format Printing\
Pickup and Pay at the Toystore in Block 12 on level C (eftpos only) 11am – 1pm daily

Stress for Less workshop

September 10th, 2014

Stress Less 4 Success workshops – Semester 2: 2014

Workshops for students who would like to manage stress/anxiety better.

Where: Conference Room, Level 2 Student Services Trust Building, opposite


When: 4 Tuesdays 11:30-1 pm (16, 23, 30 September and 7th

Who: facilitated by Patricia Ford (Senior Counselor, SHCC)

What: Lunch supplied for first session

The focus is on:

• Practical strategies to manage stress and anxiety

• Managing relationships more effectively to reduce stress

• Changing the brain to manage stress

• Thinking patterns and mindfulness

• Discussion to whatever extent people feel comfortable

If you would like to attend please contact:

Patricia Ford

Senior Counsellor

Student Health and Counselling Centre


Phone: 801-2542 or Massey 8015799 ext 62211

Perry Kulper “Behind the Scenes”

September 5th, 2014

LUX light festival

July 28th, 2014

Love Light?

Be an intern or ambassador for the Annual Wellington LUX Lighting Festival

Links to submission forms:

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$10,000 Vectorworks Scholarship

July 22nd, 2014
Your Best “Student” Design Could Earn you a $10,000 Scholarship

Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc are inviting talented students from around the world to submit their best work to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship.

Performance Arcade

June 20th, 2014

The Performance Arcade 2015 programme. Proposals due August 1st.



We are pleased to announce our open call to artists from New Zealand and around the world for The Performance Arcade 2015 programme.
The Performance Arcade 2015 is also proud to be affiliated with International Programme Sponsors Bolton Hotel, and supported with Creative New Zealand funding. A new development is a partnership with 30 Upstairs Gallery (Wellington) that provides an exhibition opportunity for artists in the lead-up to The Performance Arcade 2015. This includes a Performance Series exhibition for selected works in November 2014.
Proposals are invited for The Performance Arcade 2015:
(1) The Container Series: shipping container-situated installations / performances
(2) The City Series: a programme of performance events / installations occurring along the
Wellington Waterfront, or extending into the nearby city.
(3) The Stagespace: a sheltered outdoor stage behind the Arcade, with a bar, seating, lights and
sound system. Ideal for live music, culinary art, and other performances.
(5) The Audio-Visual Series: curated by Jacqui Wilson and Johann Nortje, this programme of moving
image and sound works will be installed on screens and projection surfaces around the Arcade
(4) The Arcade also welcomes proposals for new initiatives and concepts that may not fit the above.
We encourage proposals that radicalise the event or add new programmes or features.

ECC Student Design Awards

June 13th, 2014

Spatial Design Students, you might like to consider entering a design competition:
For over 26 years the Friends of The Dowse have offered their support to tertiary students through an award scheme designed to encourage innovation and creativity specifically in the areas of design and craft.
The New Zealand Student Craft / Design Awards has been an integral annual event for students from all over New Zealand for over 20 years. Run by the Friends of The Dowse, it offers support and encouragement to tertiary students through an award scheme designed to encourage innovation, creativity and excellence in contemporary craft and design. Entries are welcome in the fields of furniture, product and lighting design, jewellery, glasswork, textile and craft.
In 2014 the awards continue with the support of ECC, a nationally-recognised lighting and furniture design company. ECC brings exceptional designs from all over the world into our homes and commercial environments, and they have stores in our main centres: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Examples of previous submissions:

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Upload to the Spatial Archive for competition selection

April 23rd, 2014
Students, please upload your projects to the Spatial Archive.

Use this link:

It’s great for the other students and wider national/international community to see your work.

Think of it as another tumblr/behance online portfolio, but with an admin you can contact.


Connect Living – Steph Jowett


Also, it has been requested that we select exemplar spatial design student work to be put forward for several upcoming competitions including the Best Awards
In order to simplify this process, we’re going to make our selection from projects on the spatial archive.

Please submit via this link:
Make sure to submit a few key “hero” images, and a few images of process work also
in jpeg format no smaller than 1000px x 500px
and no larger than 4000px x 2000px.
Please put your blog address in the website link field and links to any videos along with a short summary in the description field.



The Sainsbury House – Olivia Pitcher