Design Jam

photo of the Design Jam participants in Christchurch July 2017, courtesy of Erica Austin-Knopp

Above: Design Jam participants in Christchurch, July 2017. Image courtesy of Erica Austin-Knopp.

Design Jam saw architectural, planning and design students and young entrepreneurs brainstorm design ideas for parts of the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor regeneration area.

Supported by industry professionals and mentors, about 50 young people participated in teams to create 10 design concepts for various parts of the 600 hectares of former red zone land connecting the city to the sea along the Ōtākaro Avon River.

Regenerate Christchurch was really impressed by the ideas, enthusiasm and energy the participants have for their city.

Decisions about the future of this area will create a legacy for everyone so it is essential we involve all ages, including young people.


The designs

The designs were showcased at an exhibition at the Ministry of Awesome, 192 St Asaph Street from Friday 7 July to Monday 31 July 2017. They're also available as PDFs in our Document Library.

Design Jam was organised by the Ministry of Awesome with support from Regenerate Christchurch.

Regenerate Christchurch will be considering the concepts from the Design Jam alongside all other ideas as we prepare for a major exhibition later in 2017. At this event, several design scenarios will go on display and the public can give feedback on them.

Other engagement activities include Christchurch Conversations, which sees national and international thought leaders invited to stimulate public debate about the red zone’s future in a series of free public talks.

Find out more about Christchurch Conversations

Follow Regenerate Christchurch on Facebook and see photos from the event

Above: Design Jam participants in Christchurch, July 2017. Image courtesy of Erica Austin-Knopp.

Design Jam saw architectural, planning and design students and young entrepreneurs brainstorm design ideas for parts of the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor regeneration area.

Supported by industry professionals and mentors, about 50 young people participated in teams to create 10 design concepts for various parts of the 600 hectares of former red zone land connecting the city to the sea along the Ōtākaro Avon River.

Regenerate Christchurch was really impressed by the ideas, enthusiasm and energy the participants have for their city.

Decisions about the future of this area will create a legacy for everyone so it is essential we involve all ages, including young people.


The designs

The designs were showcased at an exhibition at the Ministry of Awesome, 192 St Asaph Street from Friday 7 July to Monday 31 July 2017. They're also available as PDFs in our Document Library.

Design Jam was organised by the Ministry of Awesome with support from Regenerate Christchurch.

Regenerate Christchurch will be considering the concepts from the Design Jam alongside all other ideas as we prepare for a major exhibition later in 2017. At this event, several design scenarios will go on display and the public can give feedback on them.

Other engagement activities include Christchurch Conversations, which sees national and international thought leaders invited to stimulate public debate about the red zone’s future in a series of free public talks.

Find out more about Christchurch Conversations

Follow Regenerate Christchurch on Facebook and see photos from the event