Graphic Designer: Kerry Argus
Photographer: Chris Cain

VOL.42 Friday 7 May, 2021
TSB Space, Tūranga Central Library

Open Christchurch, a new and exciting architecture festival that celebrates the most exceptional architecture in Ōtautahi Christchurch. The underlying argument is 'good design improves lives' and that's why our theme for Vol.42 is Architecture Matters. We're inviting everyday humans to speak about why they think good architecture and design matters in their lives in the 20x20 format.


Ray Shipley // Comedian, Poet & Youth Librarian // A Non-Exhaustive List Of Ways To Be In A Library

Aaron Green // Lover of good design // Carchitecture

Courtney Bennett // Planning Nerd // Appreciating the details of our city

Andy Smith// Christchurch Resident & Student of Architecture//Heritage - It Matters.

Jessica Halliday // Architectural Historian, Open Christchurch Director // Love the buildings you're with

Dennis Radermacher // Photographer // Design through the lens: What my time as architectural photographer has taught me

Emily Cambridge // Landscape architect, active transport leader, rider of bikes // Bringing sexy back…to the bike

Rob Lane // Practicing Engineer, Designer and Tutor // People Matter

Maria Chen & Paul Anselmi // Architects // Compact Space, Generous Living

PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.