FESTA 2012

The Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) celebrates and explores temporary architecture and DIY urbanism in Christchurch.

FESTA made its debut over the week of 20 - 28 October 2012, with large and small transitional projects providing a way for the public to creatively and immediately reoccupy and regenerate the central city.

The main event of 2012 was LUXCITY, "a city of lights" that existed for one night on Saturday 20th October, while numerous other events encouraged the public to discover more about transitional buildings and urban projects in the central city.

Last updated
10:48am 6th December 2017
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Collection
Identifier
qsr-collection:704

15 items


FESTA 2012 Programme
FESTA 2012 Programme
A PDF copy of the FESTA 2012 programme. The programme includes a site map of FESTA events and projects, and key information about each one. It is designed to fold out into a poster.
FESTA 2012: AMI Stadium Architecture Tour
FESTA 2012: AMI Stadium Architecture Tour
Photographs of a tour of AMI Stadium, led by an architect from the firm Populous. The event was part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 26 items
FESTA 2012: An Epic Tour
FESTA 2012: An Epic Tour
Photographs of a tour of the EPIC building. EPIC was designed as a temporary centre to house small, high-tech Christchurch-based companies. The tour was part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 3 items
FESTA 2012: ArtBox Tour
FESTA 2012: ArtBox Tour
Photographs of a tour of the ArtBox site on the corner of Madras and St Asaph Streets. ArtBox was designed to replace artists' low-cost studios and galleries destroyed by the earthquake. The event was part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 19 items
FESTA 2012: Book Launch - Christchurch: The Transitional City Pt VI
FESTA 2012: Book Launch - Christchurch: The Transitional City Pt VI
Photographs of the book launch for 'Christchurch: The Transitional City, Pt IV', published by Freerange Press. The event was held at Smash Palace as part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 9 items
FESTA 2012: Chambers Silencio Ensemble
FESTA 2012: Chambers Silencio Ensemble
Photographs of Silencio Ensemble - an outdoor acoustic performance held on a vacant site on Gloucester Street. The event was part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 44 items
FESTA 2012: Dance-O-Mat Talk and Speed Dancing Session
FESTA 2012: Dance-O-Mat Talk and Speed Dancing Session
Photographs of a talk and speed-dancing session at the Dance-O-Mat. The event was part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 36 items
FESTA 2012: Dishing the Earth - Pizzeria earth building workshop
FESTA 2012: Dishing the Earth - Pizzeria earth building workshop
Photographs of a workshop where participants learnt about and contributed to the building of a brick pizza oven. The event was part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 12 items
FESTA 2012: Future Christchurch Lecture
FESTA 2012: Future Christchurch Lecture
Photographs of a lecture series held at CPIT by Master of Architecture students. The event was part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 5 items
FESTA 2012: Gap Filler Summer Pallet Pavilion Talk
FESTA 2012: Gap Filler Summer Pallet Pavilion Talk
Photographs of a talk about Gap Filler's upcoming Pallet Pavilion project. The event took place on the former Crowne Plaza site, as part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 7 items
FESTA 2012: LUXCITY
FESTA 2012: LUXCITY
LUXCITY was a city built of lights that existed for one night on Saturday 20 October 2012. Over 350 architecture and design students from across New Zealand designed and fabricated 16 installations for pop-up activities: bars, cafes, live music and performance venues and a night market. The architectural installations used light in conjunction with large-scale demolition machinery to create structures that were both ephemeral and contended with the vastness of the urban scale. LUXCITY addressed the potential of transitional projects to stimulate collaboration, explore a range of architectural possibilities and regenerate the central city.
Contains 2 items
FESTA 2012: Off-Grid Office Talk and Brunch
FESTA 2012: Off-Grid Office Talk and Brunch
Photographs of a talk about the design and building of an off-grid office for Life in Vacant Spaces. The event was part of the public programme for FESTA 2012.
Contains 1 item