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Inconvenience Store - Other - Christchurch (NZ)

  • Inconvenience Store
  • Inconvenience Store
  • Inconvenience Store
  • Inconvenience Store
  • Inconvenience Store
  • Inconvenience Store

WHY IS THIS SHOP INTERESTING TO VIEW?

The Inconvenience Store is a hybrid retail space and art project that features a week-long residency according to an own interpretation of an “inconvenience store.”

 

The store sells goods like a Pint of Patience and a 30-Hour Day, hoping to create a memorable experience for visitors and have at least one item that can be purchased with some form of currency.

 

The project is part of Gap Filler’s mission to activate vacant sites with creative projects for the community. The project also aims to fight against the conformity that convenience breeds, especially with the growing suburban shopping mall culture that is so focused on making everything convenient.

 

Gap Filler describes The Inconvenience Store as something that “might fulfill a genuine central city need; raise a critical voice; be absurd, silly, enjoyable; lead to new ideas for the central city; be a ‘real’ store, or an art project, or a performance piece, or pretty much anything that responds to this terrain.”

 

Visitors can already look forward to unique stores such as the two-hour shop or a shop where customers must spend two hours to make a purchase, a shop selling only orange products, a store that trades for abstract concepts, and more.

113 Worcester Street
8011 Christchurch
New Zealand
www.gapfiller.org.nz
year renovation: 2014
surface: 60 m²
updated: 04/2014

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