A Place for Local Making
an invitation for open-source making, joyful playing, inquisitive thinking and resourceful living in an interconnected world.
104 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Opening 10 March 2022
Free & open to all.
- Resourceful Avondale workshop series
August – October 2023
Avondale Library & ALL GOODS, 99 Rosebank Rd, Avondale
A series of free workshops on creative uses of local resources. Thanks to Auckland Council Creative Communities Fund.
ideas around making, conviviality and wider systems
- 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 planetA conversation between Monique Jansen & Xin Cheng February 2022 Xin: Since our collaboration for Speaking Surfaces at St Pauls St Gallery, I have been wondering … Read more
- Appropriate technology, mealworms & 3D printers | a conversation with Angus Donald Campbell & Chris BerthelsonXin and Adam connect up with the new head of the University of Auckland’s Design Programme Dr Angus Donald Campbell and PhD candidate Chris Berthelsen to share stories of local making from Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Tāmaki Makaurau and South Africa.
- Material Cycles, Do-ocracy & Care | a conversation with Gilly KarjevskyGilly Karjevsky and Xin Cheng first met at Floating
UniversityBerlin in spring 2018. Late February 2022, they met up online, between a Wellington summer and Berlin spring, and shared some recent projects and reflections.
- Encountering Everyday Resourcefulness: a drifting assemblage…the meaning of everyday resourcefulness lies in not putting up with or passively accepting the ‘less-than-ideal’ situation one finds oneself in. Instead, one practices ‘the courage to think for oneself’, and looks for where one can do something – finding and burrowing out creases in the given situation, exercising the agency to make, modify, tweak, improvise with what is around – so it suits one’s actual and unique needs, desires, preferences.
Celebrating maker-user-carer-hackers around the world, to inspire local making