Christchurch-based Danny Squires is director of Space Craft Systems and co-founder of WikiHouse/NZ, a global project aiming to make it possible for anyone to design, download and “print” houses. Squires was going about his daily business in Christchurch on February 22, 2011, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through the city, causing horrific damage and killing 185 people. He and his family have stayed in Christchurch because, well, they love it there, and also because Squires was keen to be a part of helping reshape a city fit for the future. Here, he describes how the city’s landscape has been dramatically — and devastatingly — altered, and shares some of the places he still loves. All photographs were taken by Squires’ regular collaborator in Wikihouse, Clayton Prest.
This feature originally appeared on TED.