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Read Summer Hess's wonderful piece about FESTA and our tireless director, Jessica Halliday, on The Spinoff: 'The Christchurch that could be: How the FESTA festival of urban renewal is creating magic out of disaster' (21 October 2016).
Read Juliet Arnott's opinion piece in The Press: 'A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste its opposite' (19 October 2016).
Listen to Danny Squires and Martin Luff of Space Craft Systems talk about the WikiHouse project and how we can change the built environment: (15 October 2016)
Listen to our collaborators from Cultivate, Ground Food Tours and Otakaro Orchard talk with Speak Up – Korerotia about urban food production and foraging: ‘Food in the city’ (5 October 2016).
See some wonderful photos of some of the student installations in Will Harvie's article: 'Christchurch festival of lights draws thousands' (23 October 2016).
Listen to Julia Morison talk about her collaboration with Massey design students and transforming waste materials into something beautiful: 'A Christchurch festival of reusable materials' (16 October 2016).
Listen to Juliet Arnott talk to Kim Hill about her work in repurposing waste materials through craft and design, and her upcoming events at FESTA: (8 October 2016).
Learn about how FESTA is evolving with the city and intertwining art with architecture in The Big Idea editorial featuring FESTA director Jessica Halliday: ‘Transitional city Making’ (5 October 2016).
Read more about creative director, Jos de Krieger, and his practice in the Dominion Post: ‘Sustainable designer pioneer in New Zealand to talk turning waste into wonders’ (8 August 2016).
Listen to Jesse Mulligan interview FESTA’s creative director, Jos de Krieger of Superuse Studios (Rotterdam), on Radio New Zealand: ‘Waste Architecture’ (27 July 2016).
Read about the collaboration between artist Julia Morison and Massey University design students, who are bringing new life to old materials for FESTA’s headline event: ‘Pipe Dreaming for Christchurch’ (5 October 2016).
Read about the 2016 return of FESTA in Will Harvie’s article in The Press: ‘FESTA street party returns to Christchurch in October with a bang’ (14 July 2016).
News from the editorial desk at Architecture Now: ‘Be part of FESTA’ (14 June 2016).
Read Georgina Stylianou’s article in the Business section of The Press about how creative projects and events such as FESTA could bring tourism back to Christchurch: ‘Christchurch needs to “fight” for slice of NZ’s tourism boom’ (23 July 2016).
Read Chris Barton’s article on FESTA in the New Zealand Herald: 'A smart way forward for Christchurch'(4 November 2014).
Architecture Now presents an editorial on CityUps: ‘Light me up’ (29 October 2014).
See the amazing images and footage from CityUps and read Will Harvie’s (from The Press) review of the event: ‘FESTA: A bright, brilliant night’ (27 October 2014).
Read Nicole Mathewson’s article in The Press on CityUps: ‘FESTA puts life back in the city’s heart’ (26 October 2014).
Listen to festival director Jessica Halliday in conversation with Natasha Mitchell of the ABC’s Radio National: Rebuilding Christchurch – The Festival of Transitional Architecture (5 June 2014).
Charlie Gates writes about the Picture Palace Parade tribute to Christchurch’s cinematic heritage in The Press: ‘Flashback to Square’s movie past’ (24 October 2014).
Find out about the 2014 festival programme in Architecture Now‘s online editorial: ‘The future will be live’ (1 October 2014).
Read Vicki Anderson’s article in The Press about children and youth events during FESTA: ‘Plenty for kids to get stuck into at FESTA’ (22 October 2014).
Read Will Harvie’s about the 2014 headline events CityUps – the city of the future: ‘FESTA plans outrageous spectacle’ (15 September 2014).
The food available at CityUps was delicious, international and affordable – a wee description in Cafe Chat: ‘City Glow’ by Abbie Napier (22 October 2014).
Watch ‘Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture’ on TV3 Firstline (29 October 2013).
Watch the segment on FESTA 2013’s headline event, ‘Canterbury Tales’, on TV3 News (26 October 2013).
Listen to FESTA director Jessica Halliday in conversation with Kim Hill (7 September 2013).
Watch John Campbell talk about the ‘Canterbury Puppet Show’ on Campbell Live (21 October 2013).
Read Australian journalist Tijana Jaksic’s article about her trip to Christchurch during FESTA 2013: ‘Anything goes as Christchurch rebuilds’ (29 December 2013).
Read Clare Chapman’s article ‘Making Possible’ in Architecture New Zealand (January 2014).
Read Will Harvie’s article ‘Weather no hindrance on FESTA’ in The Press (28 October 2013).
Read Will Harvie’s article ‘Three best things about FESTA’ in The Press (27 October 2013).
Learn about Free Theatre’s Canterbury Tales for FESTA 2013 on the Arts on Sunday (13 October 2013).
Read Vicki Anderson's article about Sound Garden's opening at FESTA 2013: ‘Sound Garden offers unique recycled beats’ in The Press (27 October 2013).