Building on the trust established through working together, the library and rough sleeping advocates have worked together to raise awareness of homelessness in Auckland.
One example is the interactive maze created by urban artist Margaret Lewis. It takes people on a journey from being housed to homeless. It is an event run at the Central City Library as part of Artweek 2017 and marking World Homeless Day.
Another example is the Human Library event, in collaboration with Splice that enabled people to book time with a homeless person to hear their story first-hand. Read more on the Splice website.
These initiatives have been shaped through co-design and partnership, and have been led by rough sleepers themselves.