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.


Inspiration for work on resourcefulness - Article on the Orkney Chair

February 13, 2018

Thanks to Dr Amy Twigger-Holroyd et al for this wonderful article - Wrestling with Tradition: Revitalising the Orkney Chair and Other Culturally Significant Crafts, 2017 in Design & Culture. This article refers to my amateur first attempt at an Orkney Chair and to the more recent stunning work by Gareth Neal & Kevin Gauld which I saw in 2014 at the New Craftsmen in London.  The article is available to read in full here. This article sparked memories of the making of this chair... In 2004 I saw my first Orkney chair at Kettles Yard and soon after I decided to drive from Norfolk where I was living, to the Orkney Isles to find out about this tradition. I didn’t have a plan, thought I... Continue Reading →

Whole House Reuse wins best paper!

February 12, 2018

What wonderful news! The academic review of the impacts of Whole House Reuse written by Dr Atiq Zaman with support from Kate McIntyre & Juliet Arnott has won best paper at the ICSED 2017: 19th International Conference on Sustainable Environmental Development, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 11 - 12, 2017! This paper will be published in our first Journal of Resourcefulness being launched on March 2nd 2018 at Objectspace in Auckland. There will also be a launch on 6th March at The Arts Centre in Christchurch. So keep those dates in your diary... Continue Reading →

Pop-up workshop on Peterborough Street open for 2018!

January 15, 2018

Happy new year! Want to come and learn to make things from tī kōuka/cabbage tree leaves? Free sessions begin again this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12-4pm in our Pop-Up container workshop at 100 Peterborough Street, opposite the Peterborough Street Library. Bring your sunscreen & water, and don't wear your best clothes! Suitable for all ages.  Thanks to Christchurch City Council and their Enliven Places Programme, and to Life in Vacant Spaces for making this possible. Continue Reading →