We are proud to present 


Finding Island Inspiration Around the Globe

A Community Research Journey

Winter 2024

Small Island Big Ideas is Aotea’s festival for the heart and mind.

This time around, we are going global.

Small Island Big Ideas is looking for inspirational stories from Islands like ours around the world.
If there’s a place you know that has innovated in ways we could learn from here, let us know.
Here’s a shortlist of the islands we will be researching and talking with over the next few months.


Lord Howe, Haida Gwaii, Jeju, Fogo, Naoshima and more


Our interviews are coming soon. Stay tuned.

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