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Design

for the People

A very proud moment where we presented our idea to improve housing affordability in front of hundreds of people as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival

A very proud moment where we presented our idea to improve housing affordability in front of hundreds of people as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival

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News

For the last 4 years we have proudly supported the Waterloo Public Housing Action Group to decipher the redevelopment plans and advocate for the needs of the vulnerable Waterloo community.

For the last 4 years we have proudly supported the Waterloo Public Housing Action Group to decipher the redevelopment plans and advocate for the needs of the vulnerable Waterloo community.

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Blog

Our latest investigation has revealed interesting insights into housing stress, and the risks factors that make a person much more vulnerable in the current housing market.

Our latest investigation has revealed interesting insights into housing stress, and the risks factors that make a person much more vulnerable in the current housing market.

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we are

vigilanti

Vigilanti is a Social Impact Design agency creating impactful designs to help solve Social Issues.

About us
Our three co-founders Lexie, Eddie & Lin

Impactful

designs

Our Designs are developed through deep investigations into Social Issues and creative collaboration with affected communities to come up with impactful solutions.

designs
Creatively engaging with housing issues through our Surviving Housing card game.

What If

private, affordable and social housing could work together to deliver better, more affordable housing for everyone?

Equity Housing Model

Housing Affordability

Architecture

What If

we could reduce social isolation in our cities by using Cohousing to densify middle-ring suburbs?

Urban Cohousing Model

Housing Affordability

Architecture

What If

renters could help each other find better quality housing by sharing their inspection data?

Rental Quality App

Housing Stress

Digital

What If

we shared the stories of Young Renters to show how the rental system is failing young people?

Generation Rent Film

Housing Stress

Videography

What If

disused space above the local pub could be transformed into affordable housing for at-risk youth?

Pub Housing

Housing Stress

Architecture

Social

Issues

By investigating the available research and evidence on Social Issues and consulting with affected communities and stakeholders, we are able to understand their complexities and develop better solutions.

issues
Our latest investigation was into Housing Stress, its causes and impacts

How might we

reduce the amount of Housing Stress experienced by Young Renters?

Housing Stress

Complete

Housing

How might we

make housing more affordable to own for Low & Very Low Income People in Sydney?

Housing Affordability

In Progress

Housing

pro-bono

support

As a proud Social Enterprise, our purpose is to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our society and make the benefits of design available to all. We offer design services to Social Change Groups to help further their mission for change, pro-bono.

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Building capacity and advocating for the Waterloo community

Co-op Co-working

Helping to form Sydney's first co-operative run co-working space for freelancers and small businesses.

the story

Good Vibes Coworking Co-op

Saving the Gardens

Documenting the history of 20 year old community gardens Waterloo Estate to save them from demolition.

the story

Waterloo Residents Market Gardens Incorporated

Battle 4 Waterloo

Building the capacity of the Waterloo Estate community to decipher the redevelopment plans and advocate for the needs of their community.

the story

Waterloo Public Housing Action Group

competition

entries

Design competitions inspire us to tackle other wicked problems in our society and have inspired some of our most recognised Design solutions.

competitions
We are proud to have won the City of Sydney Alternative Housing Ideas Competition

Future Homes

Exemplar designs for apartment buildings to inspire future generation of housing across middle suburban Melbourne

Urban Cohousing Model

Victorian Government

Alternative Housing Ideas

Ideas and concepts for new models of housing to increase the diversity and affordability of housing across the City of Sydney.

Equity Housing Model

City of Sydney