In November of 2011, 25-year-old conservation biology master’s student Jonathan Cope travelled to Shaanxi province to study the vocalisations of golden snub-nosed monkeys, a field untouched by English-language researchers for four decades. He talks to Andrea O’Neil.
Mark Pennington has designed everything from playgrounds, to stereo systems, to the earthquake house at Te Papa – but he says a high-performance task chair was his most difficult undertaking. The head-designer of Formway furniture’s world-leading Life chair, and former senior lecturer at what is now Massey University’s design school, has been recognised for his varied international career with entry to the University’s College of Creative Arts Hall of Fame. He talks to Keri Welham.