QuakeBox Take 2
In 2012, researchers at UC sent a mobile recording studio built out of a shipping container around Christchurch and invited the public to share their stories of the Canterbury earthquakes. This was for a project called UC QuakeBox, a collaboration between the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour and UC CEISMIC. More than 700 people contributed stories to the project, producing hundreds of hours of material documenting the many experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes.
UC QuakeBox Take 2 invites people who contributed in 2012 to tell their story again and give an update of what’s happened in the years since. The purpose of this project is to establish a large longitudinal dataset of post-disaster narratives, which will help researchers to study the long term impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on the region’s population. UC QuakeBox Take 2 began in 2019 and was funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund.
High quality media and ELAN transcripts are available for research use. Please contact the UC Arts Digital Lab for access.