16 Oct 2016

A Christchurch festival of reusable materials used in the city

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 16 October 2016

Dozens of unwanted cardboard carpet cores are being suspended to create pavillion and cinematic screen. It's for Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture event - a celebration, the organisers say, of urban creativity and regeneration. We Have the Means is this year's theme looking at how reusable materials can be used in city redesigns. Next weekend students from seven design and architecture schools across Australasia will show what they can do with old light bulbs and, in artist Julia Morrison's case, old cardboard carpet cores. As Lynn Freeman discovered, Julia has been working with students from Massey's School of Design on Pipe Dreaming: Festa's taking place on sites around the Christchurch Art Gallery on Saturday.