Vanessa Berry is a writer, known for her work on memory and the urban environment, who lives and works on Gadigal land. Her most recent book is Gentle and Fierce (Giramondo, 2021).
For this article, the author acknowledges the assistance and support of Marcella and Karl Roman.
Cover image: Vladimir Tichy mural at 28 Foveaux Street, 1972. Courtesy State Library of NSW/Vladimir Tichy Archive.