- From our deceptive looking entrance, people were invited to get 'stuck in the maze' by our kaitiaki and other maze stewards.
Once inside, they were led on a journey to from being housed to homeless by reading the stories on the wall of the maze by people with lived experience of homelessness.
- Made possible with funding from Waitemata Local Board.
- It was a Pantograph Punch Pick in the Artweek itinerary
- And it really seemed to hit home based on feedback we got and reactions we saw including:
- The incredible heart-wrenching content that the homeless community put into the maze - by writing their stories and emotions on to the walls.
- The tears and anger and generosity of spirit that people who travelled the maze shared and their willingness to be documented as that happened.
- The support of local businesses - who we worked with to make them part of the event.
- The number of unexpected volunteers who delivered food, helped construct and also take down the maze.
- The number of people who were disappointed that the maze was only up for one day and couldn't be there to engage in it themselves - many people would love to see it come back for a longer stay, probably in another location (given the impact it had on neighbouring businesses)
Inside the maze itself
Behind the scenes
- We begged and borrowed to make it happen...
- And our pleas were answered
- Sometimes with the unexpected
- And it is thanks to everyone that a work like this can happen.
- It all comes from this publication and the hearts and minds of many Auckland streeties