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Help create the future with urban festival FESTA in Christchurch

Got some ideas for making Christchurch great and vibrant? Visionaries, realists and doers alike are being asked to propose possible urban futures as part of the third Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) in October.

FESTA organisers are seeking expressions of interest to participate in this year’s urban festival (held annually on Labour Weekend) on the theme ‘The Future Will Be Live’. 

FESTA director Jessica Halliday says this is an opportunity for artists, designers, citizens, performers and entrepreneurs to implement their urban ideas, concerns, and solutions, not just talk or plan.

“The power of Christchurch’s unique transitional urban movement is that it says we don’t need to wait for someone else to deliver our future for us, we can act to realise the future in our city now.

“Proposals might imagine and present a future dominated by the careful use and imaginative reuse of resources and materials, it could be a future dictated by startling technological change or a future of alternative or revived forms of transportation.

“The pressing question remains, how can today’s successful temporary project transition into a permanent presence in the city?”

Short proposals are due on February 28 – details at festa.org.nz/festa-2014.

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