Mapping Frictions: Stories from Western Sydney

A website that celebrates local voices and provides the opportunity to re-invent storytelling about Western Sydney.

The problem we aim to solve:

One of Australia's most multicultural regions but suffers from stereotypes of violence, crime and religious extremism.

The solution our project offers:

Mapping Frictions seeks to slow down the news cycle and promote a more complex understanding of life in Western Sydney.

Sheikh Khaled was busy running his successful bakery where he pioneered the first manoush in the area, when controversy hit the Muslim community. He decided to do something about it. He decided to become a Sheikh.
@ Mapping Frictions/ by George Voulgaropoulos

Partner with BYDS (Bankstown Youth Development Service )