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Te Pūtahi produces the internationally and locally renowned ‘Festival of Transitional Architecture’ (FESTA). The next production of FESTA is 21-24th October 2016.

The biennale Festival of Transitional Architecture is a free, public event that engages with creatives to collaboratively imagine Christchurch differently, this includes the now renowned grassroots civic innovation movement in Christchurch and hundreds of national and international design and architecture students. Then, over the course of Labour Weekend, the public experience Christchurch differently as they explore events performances and projects across empty sites and in vacant buildings within the city’s four avenues. This rediscovery of the inner city invites a variety of collective investigations into the nature of civic life and opens it up to the community’s desire to participate in the remaking of their city.

Within the often challenging context of Christchurch, there is an unparalleled opportunity for the city to be a global epicentre for creative urban renewal through transitional and experimental architecture, art and performance.

FESTA provides focus, momentum and greater urban scale to this transitional movement and invites a cohesive exploration into the potential of urban life. By curating local, national and international responses to the unique situation in Christchurch, FESTA offers expressions of the city which have a wider relevance – they present pragmatic and flexible ways to engage with the global challenges that we are facing.

You can learn more by visiting the FESTA website