The Potential of Vā Part 3: Location and Identity

  • Benita Simati-Kumar


The article presented is part of a series of articles that composed an exegesis, submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The series is a narrative of discovery through practice-led research. Each article reveals its purpose and significance that leads into the next series, which then eventuate to that final design proposal.

The exegesis is presented in this format, to break down the components that assisted in practice-led research. Each article can be read and unpacked on its own as a learning tool. The purpose of this edited series is for the exegesis to be more accessible and adaptable creatively to those being introduced to practice-led research.

The Potential of Vā Part 3: Location and Identity, presents the findings from the research participants in relation to the research question, including the recurring themes from the participants’ stories. As part of an exegesis-based thesis, this section presents selected photographic documentation of living spaces from the interviews. It then discusses the findings from the participant stories in relation to the literature and the research questions.


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Simati-Kumar, B. (2021). The Potential of Vā Part 3: Location and Identity. Te Kaharoa, 14(1).