Thriving together in Ōtautahi

A new type of space has been created in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch. understorey is a bold new project from The Green Lab: a free to access, community, events, co-working, and collaboration space, which after delays due to Covid is now welcoming visitors safely.

The stunning Arts Centre Gym has been transformed into a social space where people can come together and just be in the central city, without having to purchase anything. In this first iteration of the project, Cantabrians will be invited to connect with change organisations, community groups, innovators, entrepreneurs, and creatives alike.

“The past couple of years have wrought big changes to the ways we work and connect with each other. This project brings a range of people together, tests ways of sharing space, and hopes to support a flourishing, wellbeing-focused economy,” says Programme Director of The Green Lab, Khye Hitchcock. The multi-function space has been fitted out with creative furniture that supports connection and collaboration, and of course, plenty of plants delivering all the wellbeing benefits that come from being surrounded by them.

understorey is a pilot project; The Green Lab’s dream is to find a permanent home supported by a sustainable business model. More than 15 local organisations have contributed to support its creation and programming.

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