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Planning for this year’s FESTA is underway and we are seeking expressions of interest to participate in this year’s festival on the theme We Have The Means. Expressions are invited from individuals, collectives, community groups, businesses, artists, designers, architects, grandmothers, schools, youth organisations and more who want to be part of creating projects and events as part of the FESTA 2016 programme on Labour Weekend 21-24 October.
We are incredibly excited and inspired to be drawing on the pioneering approach to sustainable design and city-making developed by Superuse Studios in Rotterdam. Superuse Studios have a unique systems-based approach to sustainable design which they will be sharing with Christchurch this year. We’re going to be using their Harvest Map to show materials available for reuse in Christchurch and in FESTA projects. The ‘means’ FESTA wants to celebrate are two fold: citizens who have a passion for the city’s on-going development and material resources – especially waste streams, that are available for reuse in urban projects to create ethical objects of beauty and function.
For further information and details about how to get involved visit the FESTA website.