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237.131 Conversations in Creative Cultures 237.131 Studio Notes Bachelor of Fine Arts

237.131 – Week #8 Notes

Introduction to Assignment 2

There was no week 7 – skipped due to lockdown.

Group Discussion

The following term: utu

Utu is a Māori concept of reciprocation or balance.

To retain mana, both friendly and unfriendly actions require an appropriate response, hence utu covers both the reciprocation of kind deeds, and the seeking of revenge.

Utu can also be used in reference to monetary repayments, paying or repaying.

‘Utu (Māori Concept)’. Wikipedia, 2 May 2021. Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Utu_(M%C4%81ori_concept)&oldid=1020944190.

Not really about revenge; more about reciprocity.

About restoring balance to mana.