A tour of frames located specifically to highlight various places, rebuild success stories, sites awaiting development or to focus on unique points and gatherings of people that constantly change over time.
Rapid, continual change
Christchurch is a city undergoing rapid, continual change, with the majority of the central city experiencing a major facelift over the past ten years.
This ChchChanges project consists of a tour of frames located specifically to highlight various places, rebuild success stories, sites awaiting development or to focus on unique points and gatherings of people that constantly change over time.
Multiple changes can be seen across the built and natural environment, or within the social realm. The frames are a tool through which to view them! Our intention with the project is that each individual frame will prompt a response to a place from those who look at it, facilitating thoughts and conversations on the changes in Christchurch.
We invite you to pause and reflect on what you can see through each frame; to develop a connection with the place, the city and its history, its communities, the environment and the people. You could take a look every time you pass and see what you notice change or record a frame of time with a photo and create a timelapse of Christchurch in change.
Who, what, where, when
Date: August 2020 – Current
Locations: All over the city, see map below
Client/Funder: Christchurch City Council
Key people: Marie Ockleford, Allan & Ross from Texco, Michelle from Intergroup, Edwin from Lanyon & Le Compte
Values: Experimentation, Collaboration
Support/Sponsors: Texco, Intergroup, Lanyon & Le Compte Limited, Marie Ockleford Design, Manning Signs
“The CHCHCHANGES project not only helps us to frame our memories from particular parts of the city, it also frames our time in the city – it takes us on a tour of the city that includes Regent Street, Tūranga, the Dance-o-Mat, Cathedral Square, Cashel Street and The Commons. It’s a great way of experiencing the city, so we don’t just enjoy the now, but also the what has been and what is yet to come.”