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

 


City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

Upcoming release of Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

On 30 July, 2012, Prime Minister John Key launched the Central City Recovery Plan - the Blueprint. Two years to the day, Freerange Press is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch.

Once in Lifetime offers the first substantial critique of the Government’s recovery plan, presents alternative approaches to city-building and archives a vital and extraordinary time.

The book will be launched on 31 August, at WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers festival.

Once in a Lifetime brings together a range of national and international voices in 55 written essays, and also presents 39 visual essays that document community, business and government responses to Christchurch’s recovery. It features a foreword by Helen Clark and contributions from journalists, economists, designers, academics, politicians, artists, publicans and more.

Two events are planned for the book’s launch on the 31st as part of the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival.

First off, join four of the book’s contributors - Raf Manji, Rebecca Macfie, Dr Suzanne Vallance and Natalie Jones - in a panel discussion with one of the editors, Barnaby Bennett, as they consider a range of questions relating to Christchurch’s recovery. What has been achieved? What could be done better? And, most important, are we creating the sort of city that was envisioned after the quakes? 4pm at the Rydges Savoy West, Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square.

And finally, join the authors, contributors and friends at the official launch of the book from 6pm on 31 August, at the Physics Room, above C1 Espresso, 209 Tuam St.


www.projectfreerange.com
www.onceinalifetime.org.nz
Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch
Edited by Barnaby Bennett, James Dann, Emma Johnson and Ryan Reynolds
Freerange Press, August 2014
512 pages, full colour.
Includes photos, maps and index.
55 written essays, 39 visual essays
RRP $45
ISBN: 978-0-473-28940-9

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Album Review And Rap Beefs: Tame Impala, Currents.

Tame Impala’s new album Currents has one of the hallmarks of an enduring album. At first listen it seems like good, if somewhat ordinary, pop but as you go back more and more layers unravel revealing deeply rich, expertly crafted songs. More>>

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news