#WeLiveHere2017 celebrates the community of Waterloo before a large scale redevelopment changes the area forever, bringing with it swathes of high-density private dwellings and an uncertain future for the thousands of existing residents. By telling the stories of this inner city community, the project empowers residents to participate in a collective statement of presence: a beacon to the place and the people. #WeLiveHere2017 is also a dynamic platform to generate valuable discussion around the importance of public and affordable housing, and the right of every person to a home.
#WeLiveHere2017 includes a feature documentary, There Goes Our Neighbourhood that screened on ABC 20 November 2018 and is currently available on iView. The project is an ongoing social action campaign creating a vibrant archive of Waterloo through portraits & stories on Instagram, news and updates on Facebook and Twitter. Project partners include Counterpoint Community Services, Carriageworks, Waterloo Public Housing Action Group and City of Sydney’s Art & About.