The theme for Splore 2015 festival is 'Home' and I thought about a few different ideas before submitting 'Homes for Unsung Heroes'. The festival is held at Tapapakanga Regional Park, south of Auckland and so the idea for what called the area home lead to me thinking about the wildlife in the area and specifically insects.
This further developed into thinking about how they could be celebrated for the work they do, mostly unseen, in supporting a healthy ecosystem and in turn providing homes for them to help maintain and build their numbers as their natural habitats come under increasing pressure for land.
State Housing seemed an obvious choice as they have been built across the country and come in a range of designs, shapes and sizes as family needs changed.
For more information on the history of state housing there is an interesting article of the New Zealand History website here.