Shifting Paradigm -- the village of Sa’anapu, Samoa
A unique art exhibition that combines science, architecture and anthropology to forge a new future for a Samoan village opens in Wellington next week.
The exhibition stems from a pilot project to help Samoa’s largest village, Sa’anapu, better cope with natural disaster after it was badly affected by a tsunami in 2009 and Cyclone Evans in late 2012.
The exhibition opens on 18 March and runs until 12 May at Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua. An activity week will be organised at the Museum from 4 April to 9 April with Samoan Talking Chief Popese Leaana who is visiting from Sa’anapu. On 7 April a function will be held at the Museum in presence of Muliagatele Filomena Nelson, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the National Disaster Management Office of the Samoan Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (ACEO DMO MNRE) in Apia.