Tarakan Laundry Stories
'Laundry Stories' - Tarakan Housing Estate - Banyule City Council 2012
The Laundry-Stories Photo Project was designed to engage children living in the Inner-Melbourne Tarakan Estate in a series of photo-based workshops. The aim was to raise awareness and promote change to the negative uses of the three communal laundry areas, improve the visual appeal of the laundry space while also providing residents with information about ways to dispose of rubbish and to care for the common areas on the estate.
As the project progressed new aims and outcomes arose including the creation of a Zine that explored and answered some of the complex issues surrounding the rubbish and safety of the laundry spaces. The Zines were printed and given to each of the households on the estate and the council to further the awareness and put in place preventative measures.
ABOVE: Shadow photos created showing positive and negative laundry activities superimposed onto the Tarakan laundry background.
BELOW: ZINE created by Tarakan kids highlighting the issues, outcomes and actions needed to help make the laundry safer.