In the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010–11, heritage advocates allied with artists, art organisations and emerging activists to challenge government responses and the demolition of significant city fabric. As formal reconstruction processes dragged on, these new alliances found inventive ways to reactivate the city and engaging broader communities in imaging what Christchurch might become. Join Jessica Halliday and Paul Walker in a conversation to explore the intersection of heritage, activism and architecture.
Dr Jessica Halliday is Director of Te Pūtahi, a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to grow people and places together and whose focus is on the ongoing renewal of Christchurch for the long term.
Dr Paul Walker is Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne