DevNet 2008

DevNet 2008: Peripheral Vision

3-5 December, 2008 | Victoria University | Wellington


The fifth conference, ‘Peripheral Vision’, captured different ways of thinking about and practicing development. It discussed development of and from the ‘periphery’ – whether defined as the antipodes (Aotearoa and the South Pacific region), or those people who are often excluded from mainstream development. With over 200 attendees, the wide variety of participants and keynote speakers make it both a very enjoyable and inspiring experience.


  • Human rights
  • Issues of power
  • Gender and development
  • New generation of Pacific leaders
  • African perspectives
  • It’s not easy being green: sustainable development
  • Mäori development
  • Disability, disadvantage and development
  • Land
  • Dance, art and globalisation
  • Students’ work in progress


Conference Papers