1 December 2006

NEW JOURNAL ISSUE - Issue 2 of Aotearoa Ethnic Network Journal launched

Issue 2 of the AEN Journal was formally launched yesterday at Creative New Zealand's Auckland Office.

Now available online, the issue focuses on creativity, identity and ethnicity. A timely topic considering that national identity is one of three strategic policy goals of government. This new issue is infused with contributions from writers, poets, visual artists and film makers. We contextualise this with writing by leading academics, an architect and from creative organisations and the museum sector.

The AEN Journal includes poetry, prose and visual arts. It presents a diverse array of ideas, with twenty articles drawn from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and the UK.

Contributors include the Governor General Anand Satyanand, Athena Gavriel, Catherine Nesus, Ellen Altschuler, Fe Sarmiento, Helen Bartle, Hye Rim Lee, Ian Clothier, Jameela Siddiqi, Julie Roberts, Karlo Mila, Mallika Krishnamurthy, Manase Lua, Natasha Beckman, Nigel Murphy, 'Okusitino Mahina, Pip Cheshire, Robert Sullivan, Sandor Lau, Sapna Samant, Sean Cubitt, Te Aouru Biddle and Vicky Te Puhi-o-Te Arawa Rangi.

This issue of the AEN Journal makes the point that creativity builds bridges and creates understanding within and between people.

Edited and designed by Wairua Consulting's Andy Williamson and Ruth DeSouza, the AEN Journal aims to create a space for critical conversations that help us shape an exciting and ethnically diverse New Zealand.

Wairua Consulting is proud to be a member of Te Ngira: The NZ Diversity Action Programme.

The AEN Journal is a free open-access journal and can be read online or download as individual articles or in full from http://journal.aen.org.nz