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Dr. Herman Pi’ikea Clark

Associate Professor and Interim Director of Tokorau Institute for Indigenous Innovation

Dr. Herman Pi’ikea Clark is an Associate Professor and Interim Director of the Tokorau Institute for Indigenous Innovation at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, one of the three indigenous universities that have been established in New Zealand. With a background in Design, Visual Artand Education, Dr. Clark teaches Indigenous/Pacific cultural perspectives in Design studies while contributing to the development of indigenous design theory and methodologies for research and professional practice. He initiated the first courses in Kanaka Maoli and Indigenous Hawaiian visual art and design studies to be taught within the University of Hawaii system. Together with his wife, Norfolk Island artist Sue Pearson, he established ‘Pili,’ a Fine Art and Design practice that specializes in the contemporary visual expression of Pacific culture and indigenous identity.