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Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) - Breathing Life into Empty Corners of Ōtautahi Christchurch

At LiVS, we envision a city teeming with creativity, community spirit, and entrepreneurship. We believe that the key to a vibrant Ōtautahi Christchurch is already within its borders, waiting for the right spaces to flourish.

What We Do:

  • Connection: We link owners of vacant land and buildings to individuals and groups bursting with innovative ideas to utilise these spaces.

  • Support for Creatives and Entrepreneurs: Whether you’re a community group, an artist, a social enterprise, or a startup, we're here to bridge the gap. Our mission is to provide you with the temporary spaces, tools, and resources to turn your vision into reality.

  • A Charitable Trust with a Mission: As a charitable entity, our goal isn't profit. It's progress. We are dedicated to fostering a city where imagination thrives, and every dream gets a fighting chance.

Join us, if you own a vacant property or have a groundbreaking idea, let's collaborate and make Ōtautahi Christchurch the city of endless possibilities!

Got an idea?

We would love to hear about your project ideas! Please have a read over our process and project criteria around how we can work with you to make your idea come to life. Follow the link below or email your idea and contact info to

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