A Transitional Imaginary: Space, Network and Memory in Christchurch

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In collaboration with Aotearoa Digital Arts

Written by Susan Ballard, Tracey Benson, Robert Carter, Tim Corballis, Zita Joyce, Helen Moore, Julian Priest & Vicki Smith

Facilitated by Adam Hyde

Harvest – Fresh scholarship from the field ISBN: 978-0-473-34414-6 Published: November 2015

In November 2015, the Aotearoa Digital Arts Network (ADA) brought together eight artists and writers in post-quake Otautahi Christchurch, for a ‘book sprint’, the collaborative writing of a book over the course of five days. The result, A Transitional Imaginary, juxtaposes and interweaves its authors’ perspectives on the effects of the devastating series of earthquakes that began in 2010. Guided by the notion of ‘the digital’ in its broadest sense, this book offers a multiple view of the transitional city, attuned to the technologies, networks and virtualities that have always ordered our world.

For more information on the process and ADA please visit here.