Reikorangi, Aotearoa NZ

The More-Than-Human Lab was founded by Associate Professor Anne Galloway and is based in the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Anne’s farmlet is also home to a small flock of Arapawa sheep who serve as the Lab’s constant research collaborators and inspiration.

In Te Reo Māori, kāhui refers to “a swarm, flock, cluster, herd, or company.” At any given time, the More-Than-Human Lab comprises a diverse constellation of humans, animals, plants, materials, and both tangible and intangible forces.

We are committed to our role as “critic and conscience of society” and conduct all our research in accordance with VUW’s values and commitments, including our Treaty of Waitangi Statute (pdf), Equity and Diversity Policy (pdf), Human Ethics Policy (pdf) and Environmental Policy (pdf).

As kāhui, we support radical, collaborative and caring scholarship, along with what Anand Pandian recently called “open access, open minds“.

VUW Collaborators & Alumni.

Dr Catherine Caudwell | Birgit Bachler | Selena Shaw | Dani ClodeMadelena Mañetto Quick | Christopher Nimmo | Sebastian Paz | Lauren Wickens | Matasila Freshwater | Hamish McPhail | Peggy Russell

Team Reikorangi.

The cat. The sheep. The ducks. The bush.


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“Maybe it’s animalness that will make the world right again: the wisdom of elephants, the enthusiasm of canines, the grace of snakes, the mildness of anteaters. Perhaps being human needs some diluting.”

— Carol Emshwiller, Carmen Dog