House-Hat Parade for Auckland
Event / 17 September 2016
Saturday 17 September, 1pm - 3pm
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Rd.
people go through a street wearing high hats, the architectural appearance of
the city is changed.
society of rooms is the place where it is good to learn, good to live, good to
street is a community room.
Join Xin Cheng and Chris Berthelsen for a child
centered workshop for all ages. Bring along an idea (or, find
one here) and join us in making a parade of house-hats. Using recycled
materials, participants will create wearable garments which playfully reference
architectural structures and the world around us.
Xin Cheng and Chris Berthelsen are researchers
and artist/designers who focus on living with limited resources, hand-made
technologies, and informal use of public space. Since meeting in 2014 they have
worked on participatory installations and public engagements using local resources
and re-purposed waste materials. They have been commissioned by Auckland
Council to design a public park in Manukau, and recently returned from Japan
running workshops around Tokyo as part of a research and doing tour on the
theme of 'shelter crisis'. They are part of the TEMP climate change project,
and ran a children’s shelter building workshop at Corban Estate Arts Centre in
http://making-doing.info | http://small-workshop.info
All children must be accompanied by an adult
collaborator. $10 koha entry
Bookings essential by 15 September, email
Image courtesy of Xin Cheng and Chris Berthelsen