The Potential of Vā Part 4: Methodology of Lala- Vā
The article presented is part of a series of chapters that composed an exegesis, submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The series is a narrative of discovery through practice-led research. Each article reveals its purpose and significance that leads into the next series, which then eventuate to that final design proposal.
The exegesis is presented in this format, to break down the components that assisted in practice-led research. Each article can be read and unpacked on its own as a learning tool. The purpose of this edited series is for the exegesis to be more accessible and adaptable creatively to those being introduced to practice-led research.
The Potential of Vā Part 4: Methodology of Lala- Vā, presents the methodology of Lala-Vā to approach the research design. Archival research, current museum displays, participation and documentation, and experimentation are the sections that are explored within this methodology. Lalava and lalaga- the two different kinds of traditional practice used to address the research question- are outlined here as well as the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches.
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