Making Space Book Launch Christchurch 21 October 2022

3 November 2022

The second launching of Elizabeth Cox's Making Space book was held on Friday 21 October, 5:30pm, in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

The event was opened by Ngāi Tūāhuriri o Ngāi Tahu, with warm words from Maaka Tau, followed by a welcome from A+W NZ current Co-Chair Maria Chen. Minister of Housing, Minister of Energy and Resources, and Minister of Building and Construction Hon Dr Megan Woods addressed the warm and generous crowd, followed by Charlotte Hoare, of Architectus, who spoke of Turanga, the new Public Library in Christchurch.

Elizabeth Cox re-presented her reflections on her four years of hard work and collaborating with the thirty contributors, as well as giving an insight into some of its contents.

Jessica Halliday gave the launch presentation talk, before Elizabeth was again signing many copies of this beautiful volume.

A special thanks goes to ex Co-Chairs Lindley Naismith and Megan Rule and the sponsorship team, who worked hard to make the book financially possible, and to the Christchurch A+W NZ team that made the night happen;

Maria Chen

Jaune-Marie van der Merwe

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Charlotte Dunning

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Scroll down for images from the celebratory occasion.

image credit: all images by Jonny Knopp, Peanut Productions