Rekindle creates opportunities for resourcefulness. We focus on transforming undervalued resources through care, connection and craft; this being the opposite of wastefulness. Being resourceful is both good for us and good for the earth upon whose finite resources we depend. Resourcefulness requires us to utilise and value our inner resources and our ability to access to what we need for lives we value. Being truly resourceful connects us within communities as we share the resources we have.

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Necessary Traditions Festival Tickets are on sale!

September 17, 2018

You can buy tickets here and find out about the updates to the ever-increasing Necessary Traditions 2018 Main Event Line-Up here. Workshops will all soon be online too!   Continue Reading →

Rekindle founder speaks at TEDx Auckland

September 13, 2018

From wastefulness to resourcefulness - Occupational Therapist & Rekindle founder Juliet Arnott gave this TEDx talk, seen below, in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand in late 2017.  “Resourcefulness is a complex interaction between our inner resources and Earth’s resources, upon which we desperately depend. It is made up of a set of skills that enable us to meet our needs and live lives we have reason to value without damaging this beautiful planet." “Traditional craft has become so displaced, but it could not be more relevant. Craft is the skilled relationship between us and Earth. Craft gives us the means to harness and care for the resources around us - to create what we need from we have. I... Continue Reading →

Necessary Traditions - our festival of resourceful craft

September 10, 2018

We are SO excited about our festival Necessary Traditions which will happen this November 2018 for the very first time. This event is based at the beautiful Arts Centre in central Ōtautahi Christchurch. Necessary Traditions runs across a week from 8th to 17th November, with the main event across the weekend on the 10th & 11th, more details about the festival programme can be found here. The main event is on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November and you’ll see these skilled people demonstrate their necessary traditions at the stunningly restored Arts Centre – Shoemaking / Letterpress and Typesetting / Windsorchair making / Rag-rug making / Blacksmithing / Growing your own food / Willow basketwork / Pin-hole photography / Sourdough baking... Continue Reading →

Free classes in our workshop at the Arts Centre!

June 28, 2018

With huge thanks to the Enliven Places Project Fund at Christchurch City Council, we are able to offer a series of free workshops during some weekdays starting from 6th August 2018. This funding has enabled us to begin to deliver these free workshops (at our previous central city site) and now to continue this in our new space at the Arts Centre. Longer term, we plan to continue to offer some free workshops during the working week so to make experiences of resourceful craft accessible to everyone. We hope these workshops will especially enable those who couldn't contribute financially to the costs of our other workshops, or those who have a need for something meaningful to do during the working week. We have another... Continue Reading →