Harvest’s first release!

A Transitional Imaginary: Space, Network and Memory in Christchurch

Aotearoa Digital Arts book sprint
Written by Susan Ballard, Tracey Benson, Robert Carter, Tim Corballis, Zita Joyce, Helen Moore, Julian Priest & Vicki Smith

Facilitated by Adam Hyde

Harvest: Fresh scholarship from the field, Freerange’s academic imprint, releases its first title in collaboration with Aotearoa Digital Arts Network (ADA).

In November 2015, ADA brought together eight artists and writers in post-quake Otautahi 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.

A Transitional Imaginary aligns well with Harvest’s ethos and drive: to support and publish fresh scholarship from the field that focuses on the social and political life of cities. Harvest provides the infrastructure for an engaged, creative community of researchers and writers to pursue independent and insightful publishing.

For more information on the process and ADA please visit here.

To purchase a copy please visit here.

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