The flats on Greys Ave in central Auckland, are often referred to in the media as "the notorious state housing block" linked with drugs, gang violence and crime.
That's what fascinates artist and photographer Dieneke Jansen, who has made a study of social housing blocks that are considered to be failures - and look out how the people who live in them create their own communities and social connections.
She has also studied projects in Marunda in Indonesia and Bijlmermeer in Netherlands, going as far as living in the spaces to really get an understanding of how people go about their lives.
Her exhibition Dwelling on the Stoep is on at AUT's St Paul St Gallery.
Dieneke Jansen is a visual arts lecturer at AUT and talks to Jesse Mulligan about her project and what she has learned about social housing.