By Phillip Pille & Daniel Kerris
When walking along Sydney road in Brunswick you soon become aware of its strong and unique culture. There are great places to eat, many trendy shops and a sometimes quirky alternative community. There are people of all age groups doing a range of activities, from people doing their shopping to meeting friends for a coffee or a beer.
There appears to be a strong appreciation for graffiti and other various forms of street art. This is supported by local business’ commissioning their shopfronts to allow artist to paint beautiful pieces on them. In amongst Brunswicks suburban areas different types of gardening occurs in the personal, guerrilla and communal realm.
Brunswick almost seemed like an incubator for alternative practices and this is reflected by the types of shops, houses, public space and people interacting within it.