A Transitional Imaginary

Space, Network and Memory in Christchurch

In November 2015, the Aotearoa Digital Arts Network (ADA) brought together eight artists and writers in post-quake Ōtautahi Christchurch for a ‘book sprint’, the collaborative writing of a book over the course of five days. The result, A Transitional Imaginary, juxtaposes and interweaves its authors’ perspectives on the effects of the devastating series of earthquakes that began in 2010. Guided by the notion of ‘the digital’ in its broadest sense, this book offers a multiple view of the transitional city, attuned to the technologies, networks and virtualities that have always ordered our world.

background information can be found here:  /projects/booksprint-space-network-memory/

ADA Booksprint Participants; Su Ballard, Tracey Benson, Robert Carter, Tim Corballis, Zita Joyce, Helen Moore, Julian Priest & Vicki Smith

Facilitator: Adam Hyde http://www.booksprints.net

Designer: Trudy Lane  http://www.miradesign.co.nz/

A Transitional Imaginary: Space, Network and Memory in Christchurch is the first title release for Harvest the academic imprint of Project Freerange: http://www.projectfreerange.com/project/harvests-first-release/

To purchase your print copy please visit the Freerange website:

Harvest – Fresh scholarship from the field
ISBN: 978-0-473-34414-6
Published: December 2015

Download the 5MB PDF version of the book here: A Transitional Imaginary: Space, Network and Memory in Christchurch

Two eReader versions are now available:

ePub –  (tested on the following – OSX desktop – ibook, google play books, Android tablet – UB Reader)
download from DropBox https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/65851393/ePubADA/ADA_MCepub-reflow_ATransitionalImaginaryAlpha01.epub

 Mobi – (currently testing on kindle)
download from Dropbox https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/65851393/ePubADA/ADA_MCepub-reflow_ATransitionalImaginaryAlpha01.mobi