Juliet Arnott of Rekindle

Juliet Arnott at Lean Means

For Lean Means, Juliet Arnott worked with students from Ara’s School of Architectural Studies to create the Village of Resourcefulness, which celebrated making the most of the means available to us, as skilled craftspeople undertook high quality crafts that were zero waste in nature in a village of temporary shelters. The structures were designed and fabricated from waste materials by the students.


Juliet Arnott (1974) is a Christchurch based occupational therapist and artist. Her clinical career in New Zealand and the United Kingdom involves working with people to remove or reduce barriers to participation in their valued occupations of everyday life. She specialises in mental health and vocational rehabilitation.

She has also long maintained an art practice that reveres traditional craft and its inherent resourcefulness, activates local under-valued resources, and often engages others in participation of the same. Her socially minded practice lead to the instigation of Rekindle and Whole House Reuse in 2012. Rekindle is a social enterprise that seeks to to derive social and creative impact from reusable resources to avoid waste to landfill. Currently she is establishing a charitable trust dedicated to creating opportunities for resourcefulness, and will publish the first Journal of Resourcefulness in April 2017.

Date: September 27, 2016