UC QuakeBox moves to New Brighton

Earlier this week the UC QuakeBox mobile recording studio moved to the New Brighton Library, its third location since the project began in April.  Hundreds of stories were recorded at its previous sites in the Re:Start and Eastgate malls, and researchers are hopeful that New Brighton residents will have even more earthquake stories to tell.

"We really want all kinds of stories, not just the dramatic ones. And we are also interested in stories about life post-earthquake - about the challenges associated with rebuilding, moving, dealing with insurance issues and other matters," says Jen Hay, NZILBB director.

"We are looking to get as wide a cross-section of people as possible, in as many languages as possible. We are also very keen to record those who are multi-lingual so we can compare the content and how they tell their same story in different languages."

Some of the UCQuakeBox team at New Brighton.  L to R: Troy Gillan, Liz Smith, Anne Williams, Maree Shirota, Sally Roome, Geoff Clements

UC QuakeBox will be at New Brighton Library Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am-3pm, until September 1.


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