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  • ADA Mesh Cities: Network, Space and Memory in the Transitional City

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  • Roundtable:  ADA Mesh Cities: Network, Space and Memory in the Transitional City

    I live in Auckland in New Zealand. I grew up an hour south of Auckland, and have been involved with the ADA network for a number of years and work on the SCANZ (Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand) residency. I visited Christchurch recently for the first time since just after the first earthquake. Seeing the city this time was very shocking – there are just a few buildings among the empty spaces. It was surprising to realise that over two years later they’re not actually re-building – they’re still demolishing; that they are still trying to figure out what they’re doing, and that it takes so long to demolish things properly. The other aspect that struck me was the stories of people in Christchurch, all of which reflect the very different kinds of experiences that people have when such a big event occurs that affects so many people.

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