Argos aims to circulate writing about topical matters of public and political import that is local, critical and accessible. We believe critical intellectual conversation should be heard here in Aotearoa-New Zealand, not simply published for credit in international fora for more limited and specialised audiences. Of particular interest to us is writing that grounds its concern with the public or political good of place-making in theory or philosophy.



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Henry Babbage

Henry Babbage is an Auckland based artist, curator and graphic designer. Henry graduated with a BFA(Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2011. Henry’s art, design and curatorial practices overlap around an interest in design-as-research. As well as working collaboratively on the design for Argos Aotearoa, Henry has recently designed publications and catalogues for Elam, The Physics Room and Window. Henry is a curator at Window, a gallery within The University of Auckland and he is a director of Gloria Knight, a gallery he co-founded in March 2012. Henry has contributed texts to exhibitions and publications for Te Tuhi, split/ fountain, The Physics Room and Auckland Art Gallery.