Amazing art and architecture ahoy! FESTA is on this weekend. But FESTA is not just about eyeboggling installations. Emma Johnson of FESTA and Freerange Press has some hot tips for people who are into books and ideas.
Saturday 22 October 2pm to 4pm at In Situ Photo Project, just outside of Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford Street
Freerange Press brings you Talking Books. Instead of borrowing a book from the library, why not select a passionate expert and pick their brains? You get a twenty-minute, one-on-one conversation with a human talking book. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your conversation. Sessions are at: 2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, 3pm, 3.20pm and 3.40pm.
Here’s your lineup of Talking Books:
- One Good Thing About Music with Jesse Newman, former history of music lecturer, defunct record-store employee and amasser of records
- Birthing Well: Essential Information with Julie Richard, midwife and educator
- Drawing Life: Buildings, People and Places with Byron Kinnaird, Phd architecture student
- Creative Cities with Coralie Winn, co-founder of Gap Filler
- The Accidental Restauranteur with Emma Mettrick, owner of Twenty-Seven Steps
- Loving the Recovery; Hating the Recovery with Barnaby Bennett, designer and publisher
- How to Buy Train Tickets in India with Emma Johnson, editor and avid traveller.
Subscribe to the Facebook event: Talking books.
The Bureaucratic Love Session
Sunday 23 October 1pm to 4pm at Space Academy, 371 St Asaph Street
Freerange Press is running a symposium called The Bureaucratic Love Session (1-4pm, Sunday 23 October) at Space Academy, 371 St Asaph Street. Different voices come together to instigate and nurture a dialogue around the means and ends of institutions, asking the questions: Do institutions matter? And if so, how can we take better care of them? How can we help improve existing institutions in Christchurch, globally and in our own lives?
Subscribe to the Facebook event: The Bureaucratic Love Session
Book Launch: Freerange Vol. 11 Institutional Love
Sunday 23 October 4pm to 6pm at Space Academy, 371 St Asaph Street
This series of speakers is followed by the launch of Freerange Vol. 11: Institutional Love, which explores and advocates for a more nuanced and caring approach to institutions – fitting in with this year’s FESTA theme of making the most of the means we already have available to us.
Subscribe to the Facebook event: Launch of FreerangeVol. 11: Institutional Love
PechaKucha Night Christchurch
Monday 24 October 7:30pm to 10:00pm at Christchurch City Council, 53 Hereford Street.
PKN_CHCH_29 line up includes:
Molly Van Hart// Project manager at Life in Vacant Spaces and fan girl of succulents// on making space
Hannah Watkinson// Photographer and curator// in situ
Lindsay Chan// Geospatial Extraordinaire// on the many murals of Christchurch
Summer Hess//Writer and Project Manager// the antidote is community
Read our interview with FESTA director Jessica Halliday: Imagining a different Christchurch – Jessica Halliday and FESTA 2016