Cultured Conversations is a digital series produced by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Exploring issues and ideas from the cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, this series is hosted by Gallery Director, Kirsten Lacy, and invites exceptional leaders from arts, philanthropy, economics and politics to discuss topical issues facing the sector today.
A Tongan Pākehā New Zealander and mother to three children, Dr. Karlo Mila is poet, writer, academic and cultural leader. Her latest poetry collection, Goddess Muscle, sold out within weeks of release and her postdoctoral research created a leadership curriculum that is changing lives and shaping Aotearoa.
Filmed in January 2021, Dr Karlo Mila speaks with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Director Kirsten Lacy on spirited leadership, the importance of dipping into our diverse cultural knowledge paradigms in the workplace and in leadership in Aotearoa.