Our Projects

With our partners Toi Āria provides communities with access and input into the development of policy, social investment and innovations, allowing for the process to be done ‘with them’ instead of ‘for them’. 


Our Data Our way

In collaboration with the Data Futures Partnership, Toi Āria established Our Data, Our Way, an engagement programme designed to enable a broad cross-section of New Zealanders to easily express their personal positions on a range of hypothetical data scenarios. These included sharing medical records, education records and data generated by ‘smart’ street lighting. 


Public Transport workshops

Toi Āria is working with the Greater Wellington Regional Council to undertake a series of Public Transport ideation workshops with various sectors of the population: Students, working adults, retirees, off peak travellers and many other groups.


Our Future Masterton

Toi Āria worked with the Masterton District Council on the development of a citizen-led design strategy that assisted in the public re-imagining of their Town Centre. We undertook this project in partnership with Letting Space, a Wellington-based national independent urban art and revitalisation programme.


Grow Waitaha

After the earthquakes, rather than rebuilding the 124 damaged schools there was an opportunity to look ahead and construct innovative physical environments that enable future-focused education for all learners and their communities.

Grow Waitaha, initiated by the Ministry of Education, is a partnership between the Ministry, iwi, schools and their communities, and four providers, including Toi Āria.


e-submissions and e-petitions

When the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives was exploring ideas for electronic petitions to Parliament they turned to Toi Āria to help develop initial concepts.


Designing for All

Designing for All is a national design challenge research project funded by Think Differently and MBIE and led by Toi Āria. It aims to engage the design community in responding to the growing ageing population of New Zealand and developing ideas, opportunities and understanding about how to design and build infrastructure that supports these citizens.

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