Gap Filler, Christchurch, NZ

Case Study

Gap Filler is a creative urban regeneration initiative that generates a wide range of temporary projects, events, installations and amenities in Christchurch in the wake of the devastating earthquake of 2011. Gap Filler’s broad range of inventive community engagement initiatives from art, culture, food, sport, craft, exchange, education and more are inspirational and have made a huge contribution towards rebuilding the community and bringing people back to the city. From the recreational Gap Golf which used rubble to build the course and introduce people back to the city to the Pallet Pavilion which became a temporary performance and hangout space, from an Archeological dig to an Inconvenience Store – a rolling week-long pop up residency where each week someone new totally transformed and ran the store according to their interpretation of the name, such as making a customer wait an extended length of time for produce depending on how far it had traveled. Gap Filler’s website is a great starting point for some different community initiatives to engage all groups of people through temporary activation.

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