Understanding Place

The Understanding Place project gathers and shares resident and manawhenua stories about the residential red zone in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand on a mapping platform, with analytical tools to help people explore each other’s material. The platform is available via the Red Zone Stories app and website. The project allows people in the city to record their thoughts about places in a 600-hectare area that was cleared of houses after the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. At the same time it provides urban planners with a lens through which to view the land – as residents see it.

Last updated
3:40pm 5th March 2019
Understanding Place Project [qsr-party:1716]

Contains 38 items in 2 collections

Ngāi Tūāhuriri Story
Ngāi Tūāhuriri Story
The manawhenua story of the awa (river) and the land alongside it, told by Prof Maire Tau, upoko of Ngāi Tūāhuriri and director of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, in a series of videos.
Contains 6 items
Red Zone Stories: participants' stories
Red Zone Stories: participants' stories
Stories about the Residential Red Zone contributed by participants in the Understanding Place project.
Contains 32 items