Research and Co-Founder
Coralie is a born organiser, catalyser and communicator. She has fluency in placemaking from both a practical and theoretical point of view. She has been involved in the creation and delivery of many placemaking projects of all sizes and has contributed to the growth of Gap Filler from start-up volunteer organisation to the social enterprise it is today.
Coralie has given many public talks, led workshops, tours, managed projects galore and fronted the organisation in the media. As one of Gap Filler’s founders she has played a number of roles – inaugural Director, Communications & Relationships, and Commercial Placemaking Support. She has a background in Public Health, Theatre and Film Studies, events and public art processes. She was one of the conceivers of Life in Vacant Spaces and a founding trustee of the Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust which operates as Te Puutahi – Centre for Architecture and City-making.
The thing Coralie most appreciates about Gap Filler is the playful yet layered and thoughtful nature of Gap Filler projects as they play with social, spatial and behavioural conventions. It should come as no surprise that her favourite project is the Dance-O-Mat. Fun fact: Coralie loves to dress up like Jane Fonda and lead 80s aerobics on the Dance-O-Mat. It gives her a giddy, giggly sort of pleasure as people of all ages get right into leg lunges and star jumps. Coralie is also a potter and ceramicist with her own small business and a mum of two young children.