Building Experiencescapes in Christchurch

Francesc Fuste-Forne


The words recovery, landscape and experience come together in this paper’s examples of how experiences are articulated in the landscapes of Christchurch, New Zealand, after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. This paper describes the city in its early stages of recovery when community and urban design processes helped create a sense of place as art and creativity brought life to Christchurch. Examples are projects that rethink the city landscapes and transform them into experiencescapes. Street art, events and festivals act as pathways to experiences for the locals in their daily life and for visitors as well.

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