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In addition to the launch, which saw 40 people turn out to celebrate the opening of Lost Christchurch, approximately 100 people visited this elegant and beautiful exhibition on Christchurch’s lost heritage over the course of Labour Weekend.
Artist and architecture student Danielle Rose Mileo’s (Melbourne School of Design) works explore the immeasurable impact on the built environment that the vast erasure of heritage architecture in Christchurch has had. This change has fundamentally altered the physical presence of the collective historical past and radically reshaped the identity of the city.
Situated at the intersection between what is lost and what remains, Lost Christchurch stressed the value of remaining heritage architecture. In spatialising lost heritage the installation acted as a provocateur, and asked viewers to reflect on the concept of ‘waste’ on multiple levels.
This project was presented by Danielle Rose Mileo & Melbourne School of Design
Photographs by Erica Austin, Peanut Productions.