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Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel

BY JOS DE KRIEGER
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Partner of renowned repurposing architects SuperUse Studios Jos de Krieger takes us on a field trip around De Ceuvel, a clean tech playground where innovators reclaimed a disused industrial portside site in Amsterdam to create a space for experimentation with technologies for a sustainable future.

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Visions for the future of Christchurch

BY RAPHAEL NOLDEN
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Entrepreneur Raphael Nolden  shares some visions for a future for earthquake struken Christchurch

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Making things happen when bureaucrats say no

BY ROBERT HENDERSON
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Entrepreneur and cycle advocate Rob Henderson saw post-quake Christchurch as a perfect place to make things happen. Despite the local authorities saying no, he managed to get corporae a public engaement and sponsorship to launch New Zealand's first public bike share scheme, and is now working on transitioning this into the public transport system. 6 months on how to ignore the bureaucrats and get sh*t done!

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The antidote is community

BY SUMMER HESS
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Community builder Summer Hess questions what you could do with sudden wealth, and how you could put it to good use. She shows an example with her work creating the Saranac building, a unique LEED platinum renovation of a historic building. The building is only part of the story and it is up to people to collectively imagine what ideas inhabit the space. 

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Sinking into Christchurch life

BY ENG EU POH
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

PechaKucha Night Christchurch interns from Ara Institute: Eng Eu Poh, Agnes Guda and Takumi Kawahara share their experiences on all coming to Christchurch from different countries and cultures, and making a home here.

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Making Space

BY MOLLY VAN HART
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Molly Van Hart wears many hats- from after school programme coordinator, to sex ed teacher to yoga instructor and now a project activator with Life in Vacant Spaces, an NGO that brokers public space for creative porjects. Molly explains how all her experiences are about making space for people to be creative, in all sense of the word.

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The making of Pipe Dreaming (aka our FESTA adventure)

BY SARAH JOUBERT
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Sarah Joubert and Franziska ​Steinkohl present thier Massey School of Design project at FESTA 2016- Pipe Dreaming and share their learnings and experiences.

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Watch this space: christchurch street art

BY LINDSAY CHAN
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Lindsay Chan is a geospatial extraordinaire, who saw a unique phenomenon happening in Chirstchurch: so many new murals were popping up around the city, only to then be covered by new buildings as the city is being rebuilt. She has undertaken to map these on her website, http://christchurchstreetart.co.nz/, so the whole world can explore, and plans to convert it into an app!

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The ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants

BY ALEX DAVIES
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Chef Alex Davies has always been passionate about ethical food locally sourced. The recently converted vegetarian wants to showcase and encourage the eating of plants, as a way to enjoy food from the earth and to lessen the impact on our planet. In this talk Alex shares some of his learnings from working in food production, from farm to table.

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In situ

BY HANNAH WATKINSON
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Photographer Hannah Watkinson learnt that people are often willing to help when they think you don't know what you are doing! She's used this to her advantage, and managed o set up NZ's first gallery dedicated solely to photography in unused space in a brand new inner city development. 

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Projectile coffee

BY MARK CHIRNSIDE
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Coffee fanatic Mark Chirnside is constantly innovating the way he makes and sells coffee. In his PechaKucha he shares some of his inventions, creations and innovations. This caffeinated adventure is sure to perk you up!

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Power (Pavilion) to the people

BY ANDREW JUST
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Architect Andrew Just introduces his Power Pavilion, a structure that repurposes glass isolators from old power lines, that would otherwise be destined for landfill. To be erected on a ste of an old power company, now designated for public space, this pavilion will provide a venue for community events and place-making activation. 

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