This week as part of the 2019 Sydney Architecture Festival JMP Sydney studio leader Troy Uleman introduced the practice’s Hidden Homeless initiative to Sydney audiences for the first time. Hidden Homeless was established by JMP in London in 2017 to seek out innovative architectural models for addressing escalating homelessness among young people in cities. At the Sydney event Uleman was joined by Thomas Chailloux from Shelter NSW and Lee Cooper from Sydney homelessness charity Wayside Chapel to launch an exhibition of winning concepts from the original London ideas competition. JMP is aiming to launch a Hidden Homeless initiative in Sydney in 2020.
Speaking at the event Uleman led a call for action, inviting partners to come forward to help the practice facilitate the project in Sydney. He said: ‘Hidden Homeless is an attempt fix the homelessness problem at source, and it will have a focus on policy as well as responding to the diverse needs of the people in these situations. It’s important that the project leads to a focused built outcome or hopefully outcomes in Sydney.’
To contribute ideas or to join the cross-disciplinary Sydney Hidden Homeless working group contact firstname.lastname@example.org