18 August - 18 October 2021
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Closed on Sundays.
Understorey is a new project from The Green Lab: a free to access, community, events, co-working, and collaboration space.
The stunning Gym at The Arts Centre will be 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 multi-function space will be fit out with creative furniture that supports connection and collaboration, including The Green Lab's Green Connection Pod, and of course, plenty of plants delivering all the wellbeing benefits that come from being surrounded by them.
“Plants thrive in a complex world by communicating, sharing resources and transforming their environments” (Montgomery, 2021); humans are much the same. In a healthy forest ecosystem, the understory is the layer between the ground and the canopy. Home to rich biodiversity which nurtures new generations of saplings, the understory makes important contributions to the stability of the ecosystem. At The Green Lab, we see our role as tending to the community understorey in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
During the day and often into the evenings over the six week pop-up, we will be hosting events, conversations, and opportunities to join community groups, innovators and organisations as they share with us all what they love to do. If you would like to be involved in Understorey, please get in touch! email@example.com
We are seeking volunteers, Connection Pod Cast Members, and welcome inquiries from other organisations who would like to run events in collaboration. If you like what we do, and would like to support The Green Lab's mahi, we invite you to donate (we also accept plants, get in touch!)
Free entry - donation/koha welcomed.
We have a programme of events with collaborators outside these hours; some of these will be ticketed, please keep an eye on our social media and website for updates and event listings.