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The Subversive Duck

BY ANNETTE WILLIAMS
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Librarian Annette Williams reveals the subversive duck, lurking in a children's book near you!

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Heroism, Honeymoon, Disillusionment: Four Stages of Psychological Response to a Disaster

BY LUCY-JANE WALSH
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Digital archivist Lucy Jane Walsh uses images from the Canterbury Eartqhuake Digital Archive- CEISMIC, to visually guide through the 4 stage psychological responses to a disaster 

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Adopt, Adapt, Add and Evolve

BY STEWART ROSS
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Architect Stewart Ross specialises in repurposing old buildings, and designing theatres. Using examples from his travels across the world, Ross expalins how he has successfully adapted (while honouring) indsutrial buildings to house performance venues in post quake Christchurch. 

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Icy Heritage

BY LIZZIE MEEK
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Lizzie Meek presents the Antarctic Heritage Trust which cares for a collection of simple, wooden expedition bases, filled with everyday objects. A life-changing experience for many of the people who visit them in Antarctica, they also strongly resonate with people who will never visit – because they are, despite the odds, still standing. Six minutes on the power of place, and the value of heritage in its original context.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 16, 2015.

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Christchurch as an Artist's Canvas

BY CLAIRE BAKER
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Manager of CoCA, Center for Contemporary Arts in Chirstchurch New Zealand, Claire Baker shares her insights on how all good decisions are informed decisions based on history.

Contemporary art is no different.

CoCA is no different.

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The Problem with Selfies

BY ROSEMARY BAIRD
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Oral historian Rosemary Baird explains how selfies are ruining history, depriving historians of context and capture the everyday, transient, impermanent aspects of history (both social and built heritage).

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 3, 2015.

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Brief History of Cycling in Christchurch

BY CATARINA GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Catarina Gutierrez is an everyday cyclist. She's lived in popular bike cities such as Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR. She founded CycleCHCH, a social bike club and volunteers at RAD Bikes. You can find her around town on her bubblegum pink Morrison step-through and bright, neon helmet covered in stickers. 

 Catarina Gutierez explores Christchurch's Cycle History.

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The Inside Story...

BY JENNY MAY
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

We can all see the outside of our heritage buildings but what is actually
going on the inside remains hidden from view. Architecture historian Jenny May does a quick survey of the interiors of some of the projects she has worked on.

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A Womble’s View of Christchurch

BY KATHARINE WATSON
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Archeologist Katharine Watson explores the discoveries recently excavated in a construction site sitting behind the theatre she presents in. The wild tales she spins out of a few broken tabacco pipes reveals a richer, more nuanced story about her city, Christchuch, NZ. 

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The Restoration of Heritage at the Arts Centre of Christchurch

BY ANDRE LOVATT
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

The Arts Centre in Christchurch is a neo-gothic campus, once hosting the local university, converted into a space for local artists to practise and showcase. Severely damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes, it is now going through an extensive restoration. Arts Centre CEO Andre Lovatt gives people an insight into the restoration of the Arts Centre, to explain what it is that they have been doing since the earthquakes, show the process visually and give an indication on the progress that is being made. Showing the love, care and attention that so many people are giving to their restoration work and how, when it is all done, the Arts Centre, and the Christchurch wider community, will be so much better for it.

 

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Celebrating Canterbury Architecture via Instagram

BY JAMES ARPS
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Architectural graduate James Arps runs an Instragram account (@nzia_canterbury) that celebrates Canterbury Architecture and the high-quality projects being completed as part of the Christchurch rebuild. Posts illustrate the past, present and future of Christchurch, which is particularly pertinent given all that was lost in the earthquakes. Collaboration and the different perspectives of Instagram users can create an incredibly rich database of history in the modern-age.

Instagram gives everyone the opportunity to be an Historian.

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The Essence of Life

BY JOSE GOMEZ
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Artist and philosopher Jose Gomez explains the essence of life through his artworks and other artworks that inspire him.

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