Transitional City

Text and images from the book Christchurch: The Transitional City Pt IV. The book documents projects created in response to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

Last updated
10:50pm 6th November 2017
Type
Collection
Identifier
qsr-collection:777

Contains 588 items in 176 collections


Frames
Frames
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Frames'. The project description reads, "Wooden picture frames on an old brick wall".
Contains 1 item
Fulton Hogan BMX Pump Track
Fulton Hogan BMX Pump Track
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Fulton Hogan BMX Pump Track'. The project description reads, "This is a dirt BMX pump track - basically a small version of a BMX track. The track features rollers (bumps) and berms (corners) built on an old cafe site on the edge of the red zone. This track is ideal for all ages and abilities with high corners and walls for expert bikers, but nice gentle slopes for children".
Contains 6 items
Gap Filler #1
Gap Filler #1
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Gap Filler #1'. The project description reads, "Kitschy public garden on private land. Live music, poetry readings, a bit of puppetry and circus, film screenings every evening (almost all NZ films & many 'heritage' films of Christchurch, some with live musical accompaniment)".
Contains 10 items
Gap Filler Fun Fair
Gap Filler Fun Fair
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Gap Filler Fun Fair'. The project description reads, "An old-fashioned fun fair! Big market, unique carnival games, live music, bouncy castle, goofy races, Devonshire tea, BBQ".
Contains 8 items
Gap Filler Office
Gap Filler Office
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Gap Filler Office'. The project description reads, "A sub-consent structure built from recycled and ex-demo materials on a vacant site by volunteers. It is the Gap Filler office!".
Contains 5 items
Gap Golf
Gap Golf
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Gap Golf'. The project description reads, "Urban mini-golf holes on empty sites around the inner-city. A nine-hole central city circuit was made that is free to play. Scorecards and maps are available from the Pallet Pavilion where clubs and balls can also be borrowed".
Contains 5 items
Gap Projects in Kaiapoi
Gap Projects in Kaiapoi
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Gap Projects in Kaiapoi'. The project description reads, "Giant flowers out of ply, murals".
Contains 5 items
Government Life Suspension
Government Life Suspension
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Government Life Suspension'. The project description reads, "A large-scale digital print installation on the old Chancery Arcade building which sits in the foreground of the Government Life building. The artwork mirrors the building that once housed the artist's old studio. The idea of suspension and reflection is an attempt to hold up and enjoy a significant Christchurch building before it is also destroyed".
Contains 6 items
Green Frame Exhibition
Green Frame Exhibition
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Green Frame Exhibition'. The project description reads, "The 2013 Studio Christchurch Summer School focused on the investigation and programming of the unique Christchurch Green Frame and Avon Precinct as outlined in the CCDU Plan. With 55 students involved, five design courses covered a broad range of approaches and ideas. Outcomes were presented in form of a 1:100 model of 15x16 m. The purpose of the following exhibitions was to attract a wide audience and engage the public in the debate about the future of the Green Frame".
Contains 11 items
Greenzone
Greenzone
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Greenzone'. The project description reads, "Greenzone references the green sticker to affirm householders their house and land is safe after the quake. It emphasises the NZ in the joined words, as this earthquake has been an eye opener for our lovely country. The 80's Acid House smiley face with moko is a reference to Banksy along with the road cone HMV logo, the moko also tying NZ's culture to the artwork. The road cone swapped out for the gramophone is obviously hinting at the mass quantity of them around Christchurch and the continual roading issues".
Contains 3 items
Here are the People and There is the Steeple
Here are the People and There is the Steeple
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Here are the People and There is the Steeple'. The project description reads, "Kay Rosen's 'Here are the people and there is the steeple' is a mural project for the Gallery's east rear wall, inspired by the shape of the wall, by the words 'people' and 'steeple', by the recent and past history of the city, and by the children's finger game. The architecture of the space and the words make it possible to erect a vertical heaven-bound 'steeple' on top of a horizontal earthbound 'people', enabling a verbal metaphor which culminates in a three-deep pinnacle made of Es. The work hopes to send a large-scale message about rebuilding a city by, and upon the foundation of, its people".
Contains 1 item
Hereafter
Hereafter
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Hereafter'. The project description reads, "A performance in the shell of what was a former tannery, soon to be converted to a new arts-based precinct called the Tannery. The venue perfectly suited the performance, which offers a point of view from Christchurch's underbelly. The performance was originally to be presented at the University Theatre in the Arts Centre in March 2011".
Contains 1 item