Ramp Festival

Ramp Festival 2021 :Three days of kōrero and exchange with changemaking creatives doing things differently.

In these extraordinary times, the global pandemic has forced a shift to all our priorities and the way we see work, life, art making, and how we utilise our time. Many have found that a new pace to life has led to a questioning of what is ‘normal’ and whether we even want to go back to the way things were. This has given rise to an opportunity for real exploration of environmental concerns and a focus on tangible change through social movements, big and small.

Many creative practitioners have explored the margins of these spaces, pushing boundaries, and bringing new imagined futures to life. This year Ramp Festival is responding to the collective call for change with this provocation, How can the creative industries imagine new futures and shift mindsets for alternative modes of thinking, feeling, and doing?

We’ve invited a rōpū (group) of creatives, who all influence change in their own ways, to speak on regenerative thinking, circular design, and Mātauranga Māori. The festival will become a space for progressive kōrero, exchange, and actionable ideas to not only fire-up your creative practice, but to also inspire you to live a more interconnected life.

Come along and engage in the talks, workshops and exhibitions throughout the festival. Reflecting on the kaupapa of the creatives you meet, will allow you to explore your own creative practice and influence how you want to position yourself in this new future.

Although mostly for students, our workshops throughout the festival will have a few openings for members of the public, which we’ll announce via social media.

The talks are FREE and open to all Wintec students, alumni and our creative community.

If you are part of the creative community you will need a free eventbrite ticket which can be found here.

Please note that if are a Wintec student you will just need your ID and not a ticket. If you are part of the creative community then you just need a single ticket for entry to all talks and in keeping with our regenerative thinking kaupapa please download a digital ticket.


Liz Callaway: Singing is storytelling

Liz Callaway and Aimie Cronin

5 Oct. 2020

Ramp connects with Liz Callaway, a Tony nominated, Emmy award winning singer and performer who has provided the...

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Kereama Taepa: Go Hard!

Kereama Taepa, Aimie Cronin

21 Sep. 2020

Ramp connects with artist Kereama Taepa, whose work explores ideas around identity and belonging. One of his latest...

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Susan Rogers: a calling to music

Susan Rogers and Aimie Cronin

7 Sep. 2020

Ramp connects with Susan Rogers, a music production & engineering professor at Berklee whose industry work has...

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