Huritanga: 10 Years of Transformative Placemaking

This exhibition celebrates a decade of Life in Vacant Spaces, affectionately known as LiVS, and a collection of over 700 projects that we have supported during this time.


These projects have varied in shape, scale, location, aims, outputs participants and the people they have reached. Many who have experienced a LiVS project may not even know we had any involvement.

This book celebrates a decade of Life in Vacant Spaces, affectionately known as LiVS, and the collection of over 700 projects that LiVS have supported in the ten years since the devastating Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/2011. The projects supported by LiVS have varied in shape, scale, location, aims, outputs, participants and people reached.

This book captures just some of the diverse impacts of the projects supported by LiVS, using qualitative research and a series of questions developed by Community Economies researchers to help capture the diversity of impacts.

Please email us at info@livs.org.nz if you would like to purchase a copy.

Price: $15 (including postage anywhere in Aotearoa, New Zealand)

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