a place for people
Exchange (aka XCHC) is a creative space and cafe offering affordable space to foster connectedness and collaboration so that we can develop our creative practices in a supportive community.
By exchanging ideas and connecting with others, we cultivate a creative ecology and create a safe and inclusive space for creative experimentation and development.
Creatives are welcomed to join our makerspace community to produce and develop their creative practice
CAFÉ & BaR
Fresh, local, different.
Pop-ups & guest chefs.
gf, vegan, and pet friendly.
Free daily hot-desking!
Currently in Christchurch (XCHC).
Soon Auckland (XAKL), Wellington (XWLG), and the world.
Get in touch if you think an Exchange is needed in your community.
video by Ryan Wilkes Media
We are a social enterprise and our purpose is our guide. We're an evolving prototype and are constantly seeking to improve our models impact on social and environmental issues. We believe through leveraging business, we can provide meaningful employment, exciting places of work, personal and professional development, education, and experiences that build value in our daily lives.
Things we care about:
addressing social isolation // revealing the community to itself // doing things for mutual benefit // supporting people-powered projects // restoring democracy from the grassroots level // working together better // inclusive opportunities