Topic: Gap Filler

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Gap Filler aims to temporarily activate vacant sites within the central city with creative projects, to make for a more interesting, dynamic and vibrant central city.

Gap filler line-up, first nightGap Filler will see vacant sites - awaiting redevelopment as a result of the September 4 earthquake or otherwise - utilised for temporary, creative, people-centred purposes. Examples include: garden cafés, outdoor cinema, live music, dance on a temporary dance floor and other creative responses to sites by local artists.

Gap Filler is temporary in nature, seeking to activate gap sites for around two weeks at a time, to demonstrate that the city can grow in important ways without large capital expenditure or major construction. Gap Filler projects can move from site to site as spaces become available around the city. All projects will be able to occupy or vacate a site within a day.  Gap Filler began in 2010 and is still creating new projects in 2014.

Gap Filler projects -

#1 25 November - 5 December 2010 - 832/834 Colombo St, Previously South of the Border restaurant and Denis Moore Auto Electrician.

#2, 63 Worcester Blvd: ORTSZEIT / LOCAL TIME, Photographs documenting architectural change in East Germany after the wall

#3 276 Colombo Street, Beckenham, next to Smiths Mitre 10 Film in the gap: 1 - 10 April

#3b Stand Your Ground - an improvised dance performance, 276 Colombo St, Beckenham, Good Friday 22 April

#4 Gap Filler Fun Fair Saturday April 9 at St Mary's Church Square in Addington 11-4pm

#5 & #6 Gap Filler / CPIT collaboration, Bowl-a-rama and Words of Hope, Monday 23 May - Thursday 2 June 2011

#7 Think Differently Book Exchange - Launch: Sunday 17 July, 3 - 5pm. Former Herbal Dispensary site, cnr Kilmore and Barbadoes Streets

... and dozens more ... See Gap Filler website for past and current projects.

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