Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
Tumble turn: A Review of Red Speedo
Read Time: 5 mins
Director Ben Henson's bold Auckland Theatre Company...
Theatre
Tumble turn: A Review of Red Speedo
By Sam Brooks
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
Read Time: 13 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to Aotearotica editor, Laura...
Literature
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Under, a "modern day memory play...
Theatre
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
By Adam Goodall
The Dignity of the Whanganui: A review of Flow by Airini Beautrais
Read Time: 8 mins
Elizabeth Morton reviews Flow: Whanganui River Poems...
Literature
The Dignity of the Whanganui: A review of Flow by Airini Beautrais
By Elizabeth Morton
The Right To The City: Against And Beyond
Read Time: 19 mins
Melissa Harrison on the modern city as a contested...
Society
The Right To The City: Against And Beyond
By Melissa Harrison
Survival Tactics: A Review of WEiRdO
Read Time: 8 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews Waylon Edwards, Jane Yonge...
Theatre
Survival Tactics: A Review of WEiRdO
By Matt Loveranes
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in November
Read Time: 8 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in November
By Pantograph Punch
Burying Architecture: A Review of Future Islands
Read Time: 8 mins
Can architecture survive the burdens of exhibition...
Art
Burying Architecture: A Review of Future Islands
By Sharon Lam
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