Eleanor Cooper is an Auckland based artist. Recent exhibitions include Hermes’ Lack of Words at Artspace and Mount Eden Information Kiosk at Split Fountain gallery. She completed her honours degree in Fine Arts and BA in Philosophy at the University of Auckland in 2012.
- "It is a common observation of lecture-style teaching that students are atomised, isolated and forbidden to interact with each other by the architecture of the lecture theatre."
- "This gully is too steep for habitation so the main cluster of buildings sits near the top of the slope, facing the sun as it rises behind the tuff crater of the Domain in the morning."
- "The photograph of Dame Whina Cooper at the outset of Te Ropu Matakite, the 1975 Land March from Te Hapua to Parliament, has come to signify peaceful resistance in New Zealand and the re-assertion of Māori political identity."
- "As well as connecting walking to our capacity for critical thinking, learning and building relationships to places, Ingold adds elsewhere that ‘walking "
- "We are built to simultaneously move about, pick things up, and contemplate."
- "If one technique of domination is training the body to political or economic ends, it follows that self-governed and creative physical activity constitutes a form of resistance."
- "Passing the part of this slope beside the Engineering School where several protesting students were pushed over by police last year, I sometimes recall that the Independent Police Complaints Authority subsequently classed the hill as an ‘incline’ – ‘to call it a hill is an overstatement’."
- "In a walk around campus with Professor Brian Boyd, I asked about the trees on campus and whether we had any of the varieties Vladimir Nabokov mentions in his novel Pale Fire."
- "Once I took a walk with a woman from the "
- "Walking home down Wellesley Street when the ginkgo there turns yellow and spreads its golden carpet, I sometimes think of the volcano trees and stingray rocks, silent under the pavements of the university."