Posted on: June 4, 2020 at 10:12 AM    

While working in the UK a few years ago, I (Courtney Groundwater) was really impressed when Sustrans, a charity focused on making it easier for people to walk and cycle throughout the UK, released their ‘Streetkit’. This is a modular set of interlocking plastic units based on a cycle chain design. Streetkit has been used across the UK for pop-up events including outside schools and re-purposing parking bays.

While I am not aware of any formal kitset in New Zealand, there are many groups across the country who are likely to have pools of equipment and props that can be borrowed or hired for pop-up events.

One example is Gapfiller, a creative social enterprise that works with communities in Christchurch, who may have loan or hire equipment available. There are likely to be other such groups in your area so just put the word out and you never know what you might find.  If you’re looking at holding a pop-up event these existing pools of equipment are a great way to keep costs down.

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