Lives in the sky: A look inside Melbourne’s high-rise public housing

In this narrative, authors James Button and Julie Szego speak to young people from African backgrounds who have grown up in or live in Melbourne’s high-rise Housing Commission flats. They describe a thriving community unique to the Flats, challenged by intergenerational divides, tensions with authorities, the pervasive influence of the online world, and new pressures driven by a global pandemic.