Freerange Press at FESTA 2016!
Freerange Press is proud to present several projects at this year’s FESTA, the vibrant weekend celebration of urban
creativity that takes place in Christchurch Labour Weekend.
In keeping with the theme, We Have The Means, which focuses on making the most of the resources available to us in terms
of our people and reusable materials, Freerange brings a human library together and explores the ways to make our
First up is Talking Books
, which runs 2-4pm on Saturday 22 October at the In Situ Photo Project, which sits just outside of Scorpio Books. This
project brings together a collection of passionate experts on a range of topics – from the state of the city through to
music, birthing and buying train tickets in India. People are invited to pick a title and explore its subject via a
twenty-minute, one-on-one conversation with a human talking book.
Freerange Press is also running a symposium called The Bureaucratic Love Session
(1-4pm, Sunday 23 October) at the Space Academy. In this speaker session different voices come together to instigate
and nurture a dialogue around the means and ends of institutions, asking the questions: Do institutions matter? And if
so, how can we take better care of them? How can we help improve existing institutions in Christchurch, globally and in
our own lives?
This series of speakers is followed by the launch of FreerangeVol. 11: Institutional Love
, which explores and advocates for a more nuanced and caring approach to institutions – fitting in with this year’s
FESTA theme of making the most of the means we already have available to us.
There are over 30 events to participate in at FESTA 2016, from speaker sessions, dinner and dancing and workshops
through to city-making tours. Visitfesta.org.nz
for the full programme.
The City, Design, Politics, and Pirates
Don't Dream It's Over: Reimagining Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand
Don't Dream It's Over looks at how journalism is changing and how it might flourish again. The book explores the
strengths and weaknesses of the traditional media and seeks new directions that we could take to enhance journalism's
role as an important pillar of democracy.
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About Freerange Press Freerange Cooperative Ltd is a NZ based cooperative operating in Aotearoa, Australia and Atlantis. We are a non-profit
company that provides a publishing platform for like-minded people, as well as quality writing and drawing for public
consumption. We publish things like books and journals, focusing on topics of the city, design, politics and pirates.
Freerange has contributors from around 30 different countries and over 100 people from a wide variety of disciplines
participate in production of material for the books, journals and website.