Title / object name
|Maker ||Role ||Date |
|Urban Paving and Landscape Supplies ||manufacturer(s) ||2011 |
|Overall ||90 (Height) x 156 (Width) x 35 (Depth) mm|
This brick is called a 'SILTY' and was made from liquefaction silt collected from Hagley Park, Christchurch, after the devastating Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011.
Liquefaction was a huge problem and burden to people as they tried to clean up their properties after the earthquakes. This brick is both a memento and a quirky way of using what seems to be useless material. 'Kia Kaha Christchurch' became a catch-cry of support for inhabitants as they faced the cleanup and rebuilding.
Money raised from the sale of the bricks went to Greening the Rubble and Gap Filler - two innovative Christchurch organisations who actively filled vacant gaps in the city streets with temporary and creative projects.