FESTA returns to Christchurch this Labour Weekend

The Festival of Transitional Architecture is a vibrant weekend festival celebrating the unique urban environment of Christchurch and the creative urban regeneration that has emerged from it

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The Festival of Transitional Architecture is a biennial festival celebrating the unique urban environment of Christchurch and the creative urban regeneration that has emerged from it. FESTA brings together an array of experimental, pop-up, community and innovative projects in a four day festival involving thousands of Cantabrians as well as visitors.

Over Labour weekend, FESTA transforms the central city with many projects and live events, and presents an urban-sized reimagining of what the city can be. Our major event features large-scale temporary structures designed and built by architecture studios from around Australasia, as well as markets, food trucks, hospitality, family activities and performances.

This year's theme is We Have the Means, which focuses on citizen-initiated urban regeneration and sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design.

FESTA 2016's headline extravaganza is Lean Means, free, open to all and live for one night only. Enjoy a spectacular and reimagined temporary city made from reused 'waste' materials, where inner city spaces are transformed with immense and imaginative installations. Eighteen studios from seven leading design and architecture schools from across Australasia are fabricating these installations.  This temporary city will be full of art, events, music, markets, food trucks, pop-up diners, bars, kids activities and more!

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Festival of Transitional Architecture

15 Aug 2016

FESTA is a biennial weekend celebration of urban creativity in Christchurch. It all starts with a horde of creative people who imagine how Christchurch could be different.