Local Making is an invitation for open-source making, joyful playing, inquisitive thinking and resourceful living in an interconnected world.
Working between Tāmaki Makaurau and Pōneke, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Local Making operates at the intersection of design, art, and social practice: a design studio, project space, online publishing platform and neighbourhood-scaled laboratory for living and making together amongst the more-than-human Anthropocene.
What would a Resource Recovery Network for Pōneke look like?
Waste Free Welly is an open and collaborative group of individuals and organisations working to progress the vision of zero waste in the Wellington Region. In 2020, responding to Wellington City Council’s target of reducing waste to landfill 30% by 2026, they proposed to develop a region-wide resource recovery network.
Towards an art/making practice that is kinder for the planet
A conversation between Monique Jansen & Xin Cheng February 2022 Xin: Since our collaboration for Speaking Surfaces at St Pauls St Gallery, I have been wondering about an art/making practice that is kinder for the planet. As we talked about before, we buy art supplies from Gordon Harris, but actually everything comes from overseas. Recently […]