Planting Anticipation and Hope
A creative approach to putting cultural and social activation at the heart of a suite of strategies for social housing enhancement is gathering momentum in Fremantle. The 100 Hampton Road Project, which will celebrate its first year of programming this April, was launched by not-for-profit arts and cultural organisation FORM, in partnership with Foundation Housing, the housing provider and manager at 100 Hampton Road.
Its success to date has linked eleven residents to employment opportunities and seen the successful trialing of ‘100 Hampton Road’ branded preserves product development, with the aim to expand this pilot development and distribution to create income opportunities for residents.
A core aim of the project is to enhance the physical and social connectivity between the lodging house and the local neighbourhood. Upgrades to the property and gardens, and world-class artworks, in addition to the resident-led programming and soft infrastructure combine to form a powerful approach to transforming this community asset for both residents and the neighbourhood.
Generous donations for both materials and labour have been made by BGC, Aecom, Impact100, Fremantle Foundation, ABN Group, Environmental Industries. Mondoluce is proud to be involved in this worthwhile community project by providing lighting for the gardens.