Kia Kaha Christchurch

Mar 2019

The Muslim and wider communities of Christchurch and New Zealand were left reeling in the wake of the Mosque shootings that took place on March 15th, leaving 50 people dead.

While much has already been said about the atrocities that took place in my city, the huge outpouring of love and support that’s been shown have been nothing short of inspiring since.

For me, maps are my way of getting to know a place better. If you’ve been following for a while, you might have noticed that a lot of my maps are of Christchurch. Despite having lived here nearly 15 years, each map that I’ve made has brought me closer to the place I call home. Likewise, maps are a way to communicate the connections that people have to a place – for me, what better means was there to contribute my small piece of support for Christchurch?

To show support for the victims, I sold four new heart-shaped adhesive wall decals pictured on the Map Kiwi Store, the proceeds from the sales of these limited-time decals went to the Christchurch Foundation, which provides long term support for those impacted by the attack.

From the sale proceeds, collectively we raised $624.68. Thank you to everyone who bought one!