the 107 Blog

  • On confronting stories Words Fay EdwardsInterview Kaylie Salvatori Image Credit: Arcadia It was only recently that it occurred to me to wonder what land I grew up on. As the daughter of white landowners on a farm an hour north of Canberra,
  • The Interview:  Celebrating the Underdog! Words Fay Edwards From behind Maddie sits in an armchair, with her head turned towards the camera, flashing a smile underneath a spotlight during filming for PLATFORM Live. Find Crips & Creeps on Instagram and
  • The Interview:  ‘Belonging’ with Jess Cook 107’s Managing Director Words Fay Edwards ‘Belonging’. It’s something I most strongly associate as being an academic concept studied during the dreary years of high school. But it’s a feeling that’s popped up throughout
  • “My place” was a place to take risks and feel safe Mary Lynne Pidcock on making communities Words Mary Lynne Pidcock Interview Fay Edwards Images Jessica Lindsay, City of Sydney Mary Lynne Pidcock is the chair of the 107 board, president
  • Tamara Schembri of Toybox Labs is making waves in a new field of software development Interview Meagan O’Connell Images Syrenne Anu One of several organisations that call 107 Redfern Street home, Toybox Labs makes software for use in academic and scientific experiments. They’re
  • Meet Jen Noorbergen Joynton Avenue Creative Centre manager & newest 107 team member! Interview Meagan O’ConnellImages Syrenne Anu If you see Jen around Joynton Avenue Creative Centre be sure to say hi! You can also get in touch with your ideas about what
  • Newtown’s ‘Three Proud People’ Mural restored thanks to Cultural & Creative grant Words Amy Willing Painted in 2000, just in time for the Sydney Olympics, the Three Proud People mural on Leamington Lane has become a valued part of the Newtown
  • ‘Placemaking’ as an outcome, not an industry: Board member Duncan Read responds Words Fay Edwards This article is part of a series on ‘Placemaking’, inspired by and responding critically to Ed Blakely and Richard Hu’s book, Crafting Innovative Places for Australia’s Knowledge
  • My Community Projects: Vote Now! To vote, simply head to mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au  My Community Projects have officially gone live for voting, which means that right now you can choose from a number of different initiatives suggested by members of the public to
  • What the hell is ‘Placemaking’ anyway? Words Fay Edwards This article is the beginning of a series on ‘Placemaking’, inspired by and responding critically to Ed Blakely and Richard Hu’s book, Crafting Innovative Places for Australia’s Knowledge Economy.  I’ve worked in
  • Architecture for the people: Claire McCaughan of  Archrival Words Meagan O’ConnellImages Rhiannon Hopley / Supplied Join our creative community! With a private office at Joynton Avenue Creative Centre, you’ll be joining local change-makers like Claire in a collaborative and supportive environment. Visit 107.org.au to
  • Stop, listen, think: What I learned from Clementine Ford Words & Images Fay Edwards First Image: Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2018 by Anggara Mahendra Not too long ago, this 27-year-old gal casually told her mum that “being female suited