Taarati Taiaroa (Ng?ti T?wharetoa | Ng?ti Apa | Te ?ti Awa) is an Auckland based artist, educator and writer with a research-based practice that often utilises archives to investigate small narratives, exhibiting histories and systems. Her past research and projects have explored the structures and values of artist-initiated, community based and collaborative practice. She is a graduate of the University of Auckland and holds Masters degrees in both Fine Arts and Museums and Cultural Heritage. Taiaroa has over seven years experience in devising and delivering arts education, exhibitions, public programmes and community workshops. As a result of her participation in the 2016 Emerging Curators Programme she penned a manifesto of sorts for Conversational Research as a means to reframe the curatorial process to have human relationspeopleat its centre.