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Andre Lovatt

in Christchurch

The Restoration of Heritage at the Arts Centre of Christchurch

PRESENTED ON MAY 04, 2015
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 23

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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Detroit in a World Heritage Area

BY JULIAN RAXWORTHY
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2012

Julian Raxworthy is a registered landscape architect. Initially working as a landscape tradesman, he studied at Ryde Horticulture TAFE, until 1992. He later graduated with his undergraduate degree (with honours) and research masters degree (by design), both from RMIT, Australia. He is currently completing his PhD with the University of Queensland, concerning change in landscape architecture. Here Julian discusses the creative utilisation of low rental properties in his presentation "Detroit in a World Heritage Area." (in English)

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Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration

BY JEFF MCHUGH
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Jeff McHugh shares a brief history of the construction of the railway incline, one of the first electrical incline railways and to utilize hydroelectric dams in America. However, due to the Great Depression and fire damage, the railway shut down. Recently, the four destinations of Beacon were able to be reconnected in a sustainable way- with low emission buses, paving the way for a local economy to emerge once more. Jeff shares a plan for a LEED certified summit station on top of Mt. Beacon to allow access for enjoying the beauty of the numerous trails Beacon has to offer. 

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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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India's Intellectual Heritage

BY ISHITA GUPTA
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 15, 2015

Ms. Ishita Gupta on India's intellectual heritage.

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The Architectural and Sculptural Heritage of Galashiels

BY RANALD BOYDELL
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Ronald Boydell examines the architectural heritage and country setting of Galashiels after being inspired by the view from his office window.

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Revitalizing Knoxville

BY DAVID DEWHIRST
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

David Dewhirst discusses how the revitalization of Knoxville continues to save the city's unique architectural heritage while fostering the growth of a strong, connected and passionate community. 

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Creativity of World Heritage Sites

BY PETER LAU
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Peter Lau is a Life Scientist, Entrepreneur, Maker of Things. His talk highlights 20 World Heritage Sites, positing that they are sites of human creativity. Enjoy his 3D printed models of each site! 

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Ice House on Main - Heritage Preservation in Support of Community Development

BY JOSE QUINTANA
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Jose Quintana discusses AdventGX's heritage preservation model - a process that leverages a community centric mix of entrepreneurship, the arts, and science in support of the development of sustainable heritage preservation. The model is market demand driven along three sustainable development vectors: financial, social and environmental.

This conservative approach to community development uses behavioral and experimental economics to mitigate risks and lower barriers to entry when embarking on new heritage preservation initiatives, not only in underserved urban communities but also in rural settings where heritage based assets are particularly important contributors to quality of life improvements.