Rongomaiwahine + Kahungunu + Pāhauwera
Desna’s work is connected through the exploration and articulation of cultural identity. Projects see her collaborating with a wide variety of communities, business and design professionals, artists and academics to achieve results which effect change in people, practice and place. Desna is actively involved in indigenous identity discourse, design and stakeholder engagement, via: strategy, research, exhibitions, wānanga, speaking engagements and governance roles. Current roles include Chair of Ngā Aho Māori Design Inc, Chair of Artspace Aotearoa.