From 2002 to 2007 arts and community development organisation Big hART carried out work in Sydney’s Northcott Estate. During this time, Big hART in association with other project partners ran a series of community cultural development projects that culminated in the production of photographic portrait work, music, geo-spatial maps, performance theatre, filmmaking, narrative and writing pieces, and a series of other performance and arts-based activities. The intention of Big hART was to help ‘empower’ and assist tenants of Northcott to tell their stories, help build people’s sense of community, and encourage conditions that decrease violence and isolation. The Northcott Narratives Project is the title used to encompass all the separate but related projects undertaken by Big hART at the Northcott Estate from 2002- 2007.
Check out the documentary 900 neighbours:
Have a read of the report of the work: NNReport#10
Further reading: Northcott paper