The CEISMIC archive is shaped by our contributors. We don’t have any preconceived ideas about the stories that should be told, and we encourage you to contribute anything related to the Canterbury earthquakes, the rebuild and the recovery.

From EQC to the Cathedral debate, from street art to shipping containers, our lives have changed in ways both big and small. It is important to us that we represent the myriad of experiences, voices and attitudes, including the controversies and disagreements.

This might take the form of photography, video, audio or written works. It could be personal stories, artworks, interviews, posters, newsletters, or anything else you’d like to share. If you’re not sure, just get in touch with our team - we’d love to talk to you.

Your stories


You can tell your earthquake story at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage's QuakeStories site.

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Your photos


You can upload photographs to the Christchurch City Libraries' Kete collection.

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Your videos


If you have videos or anything else to contribute, contact our team.

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