Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


World’s first Festival of Transitional Architecture

(FESTA)

Christchurch to launch the world’s first Festival of Transitional Architecture

10 October 2012

Media Release: Festival of Transitional Architecture

For immediate release

FESTA - Festival of Transitional Architecture

20-28 October 2012

Christchurch

This Labour Weekend, 350 architecture and design students from around the country will descend on Christchurch to kick-off the inaugural Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA).

For several months the students have been collaborating with local businesses and arts organisations towards FESTA’s opening night event, LUXCITY, on Saturday 20 October. Against the backdrop of the quiet and desolate central city this innovative ‘city made from light’ will emerge from the darkness.

Sixteen projects that use light as their principle medium will create a space for a variety of urban functions: cafes, bars, live music and performance, a fashion event and a night market. Thanks to some generous help from demolition and construction companies, cranes and other heavy machinery used to demolish the city will be transformed into architecture for the creation of LUXCITY. Local partners filling the light installations include Cassels Brewery, The Darkroom, Richard Till, White Elephant Trust, Black Betty’s, Volstead, Pure Pulp, Fledge, Infinite Definite, The Twisted Hop, Beach Bar, Lyttelton Coffee Company, P.O.D. and C4. The people of Canterbury and beyond are warmly invited to join us for a night of light to fill the city with life and activity.

LUXCITY will be followed by a series of public workshops and events that make up the rest of the Festival’s programme, including on-site tours around prominent transitional projects with the people behind them.

Festival director Jessica Halliday believes this will be the first of many such events to inform and learn from the extraordinary Christchurch situation: “The local community is craving active participation in the creative process of building their city. Harnessing the creative ethos of collaboration, Christchurch can become the engaged and engaging city we all want it to be.”

FESTA has received funding from Creative New Zealand, the Christchurch City Council (through its support of the Gap Filler Charitable Trust) and the Todd Foundation.

“Christchurch has a unique opportunity to combine art, architecture and performance to create a entertaining and welcoming place for residents and visitors. FESTA will help focus local, national and international attention on Christchurch as a world-leader in innovative urban design,” said Creative New Zealand senior adviser (Canterbury Earthquake) Chris Herbert.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news