a creative placemaking

social enterprise

We design and deliver creative, experimental civic installations for communities, the public and private sectors.

We create placemaking and development strategies that are the foundation for strong community outcomes.

We make active places

Dance-o-Mat

DIY Dance Party. A coin-operated ex-laundromat washing machine powers four speakers which surround a custom-made sprung dance floor. Six years old and still one of the most popular installations in Christchurch! Now in Tauranga and Auckland, too.

We make equitable places

Think Differently Book Exchange

The Think Differently Book Exchange is a public book exchange located inside a recycled fridge on Barbadoes St. It has been running since Sunday 17 July 2011. In late 2019 we gifted the book exchange to Piko Wholefoods, the new owners of the land. Piko will care for the book exchange until they are ready to develop their land in the future.

We make memorable places

Grandstandium

Gap Filler’s Grandstandium, is a relocatable mini-grandstand launched in October 2015 in time for the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA). The Grandstandium provides seating for 30 atop a trailer and comes with a scoreboard, commentary box and binoculars for added drama.

We make fun places

Super Street Arcade

The world’s first giant, outdoor arcade game system. It’s been a free public amenity 24/7 for more than two years. Get active on the giant joystick console and play a classic-style game – programmed by local developers or high school students as part of their curriculum.

We inclusive places

Kids Can Upcycle

Kids Can Upcycle was a kinetic sculpture in the city. Picking up on the FESTA 2016’s theme – We have the means – our workshop involved using recycled materials to make the components for the final kinetic installation. We used 200 recycled paint cans, recycled paint, recycled rebar and recycled wood to make the final sculpture.

Our services

We are a social enterprise set up to work on a
mix of commercial and grant-funded projects.
You name it, we do it!

Strategy & Programme Design
Event Design & Delivery
Activation & Management
Development Response
Products
Workshops & Talks