Dr Albert Refiti
Dr Albert L Refiti was born and raised in Samoa. He is a research leader in the field of Pacific spatial and architectural environment with an extensive research and publication in the area, supported by his teaching and lecturing in the last 20 years. Albert has worked in architectural practice in Auckland and London and was the Pacific architectural consultant on the Fale Pasifika in Auckland. He has lectured in history of art and architecture and related fields at the University of Auckland School of Architecture, Unitec School of Architecture, Manukau School of Visual Arts and is currently a senior lecturer at AUT University. Albert in the last 6 years has focussed on Pacific ideas and their potential as concepts that recast the past in the present creating new artistic works, spaces and buildings for the Pacific community in NZ, USA and Australia. He also convenes the Pacific Spaces research cluster at AUT, which serves as an international platform to develop new research in this area and to promote discussion and publications from Pacific perspectives.