The Lab was a joint project between the architecture and spatial design faculties of AUT University, The University of Auckland and UNITEC. These institutions worked alongside students, local academics, designers and architects to develop a series of two to three week-long interdisciplinary design projects.

American architect Teddy Cruz, working with University of Auckland academic Kathy Waghorn, will create proposals for the rejuvenation of the Whau River area in Avondale.

Thurs 9 May – Sunday 19 May

2 posts

Muddy Urbanism book

The Muddy Urbanism book is now available to purchase through

All details of the book are below. It captures the research generated in this project and we hope that it will be a valuable on-going resource. Thank you for your interest in this project.

Muddy Urbanism is a special urban-research studio at The School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland. This research proposes new interfaces between urban policy, ecological systems and community participation for the regeneration of an urban river catchment in the city’s inner west.

Muddy Urbanism was part of the 5th Auckland Triennial, curated by Hou Hanru and was first presented at the Auckland Art Gallery in May, 2013. Muddy Urbanism was led by Kathy Waghorn from The University of Auckland in collaboration with Teddy Cruz, Professor of Public Culture at the University of California, San Diego and co-founder of the Center for Urban Ecologies.The book contains documentation of all projects and an interview with Teddy.