The Green Lab has taken the decision to wrap up understorey/ tuatoru before Christmas.

The official last open day will be Friday 2nd December 2022.

We’ve have had a brilliant run over the last 18 months with this project and our last six at The Welder have been particularly good, with over 50 community events and gatherings during this period. We would like to extend thanks to all those who have made the project possible, and who have joined our community over this time.

Lately, weekly use and membership numbers have been wildly inconsistent and we have noticed the usual drop off as summer approaches. With this in mind we are taking a pause on the understorey project to allow time to reflect on the project’s kaupapa. We’re assessing the project data, and determining whether to look for project funding and a more permanent home for the initiative in the new year.

Request for feedback

If understorey is of value to you and you would continue to use a variation of the space it in future, please let us know! If you have feedback or suggestions that would make a future understorey more useable for you, please also send those through. This feedback will help determine next steps and approach potential funders.

If you have any questions or would like to talk more about understorey’s future, please reach out and kōrero.

From 8 September 2021 – 2 December 2022, understorey has been used for:
Coworking by over 680 individuals over 4200 visits
42 Wednesday Writers
12 Queer Games Nights
4 Art Chemist Drop in Sessions
2 Artist Life School presentations with The Physics Room
2 Gap Filler planning hui
6 Whare Tīhau
4 Aotearoa Multicultural Women's Associations Cake and Connect meetings
10 understorey morning teas / community check-ins
Tiny Fest Opening event 2021
Placemakers catch up
Mental Health Awareness Week Pod-Chats 2021 & 2022
A Dr Sketchy's Venue
Rehearsal, auditions, and workshop venue for Playspace Productions
A Graduation Ceremony
Multiple board meetings
A concert venue for Voice and Co
Ōtautahi Futures Collective Meeting Venue
Single Launch for musician Valere
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2 CDHB Youth workshops: Xmas Card making for the elderly
2 plant swaps
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