In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

brigadeiro

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IMG_1459name: Luciana
age: 36
profession: photographer
location: Netherlands
weekday: sunday
reference: homesick, brigadeiro, brasil, sweet, cooking at home, making a girl happy, back 20, party

Invisible Domestic Labour: The Dusting Frenetically Series

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name: Lamis
age: 29
profession: HouseWerk Practitioner
location: London
weekday: Monday
reference: ‘I perceive that the work we raise is not unique, nor isolated, that the air around it constitutes other surfaces, other grounds, other ceilings [...] The work is not made only of itself: the outside exists. The outside shuts me in its whole which is like a room.’ Le Corbusier, Precisions, (New York: MIT Press, 1991) p.78.

home economics

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name: jenny
age: 32
profession: producer
location: sant martí vell
weekday: tuesday
reference: Thoreau’s intention during his time at Walden Pond was “to conduct an experiment: Could he survive, possibly even thrive, by stripping away all superfluous luxuries, living a plain, simple life in radically reduced conditions?” He thought of it as an experiment in “home economics”. Although Thoreau went to Walden to escape what he considered, “over-civilization”, and in search of the “raw” and “savage delight” of the wilderness, he also spent considerable amounts of his time reading and writing.

mi casa es tu casa

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wahing machinename: luca
age: 27
profession: graphic designer
location: amsterdam
weekday: monday
reference: in order to cover the whole rent of the studio i live in, me and my landlord –which often comes to work here– decided to rent my bedroom on airbnb to tourists for some 10 days a month. in this way, we can continue to use this space, but we have to take care of changing bed sheets and towels, fixing the windows for the winter, warming up the space before they arrive, clean after they left, and having our stuff always randomly displaced across the studio. be the boss of yourself—one step further.

recycling the recycle

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name: Marissa
age: 41
profession: Domestic Worker / Coordinator
location: london
weekday: Tuesday
reference: Domestic workers play major role in keeping environment clean and green. this work and contribution is often unseen when things are done properly but get noticed when things go wrong. justice for domestic workers (J4dw) demand recognition in ‘making domestic work visible in british society’.

Invisible Domestic Labour: The Dusting Frenetically Series

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name: Lamis
age: 29
profession: HouseWerk Practitioner
location: London
weekday: Monday
reference: “I perceive that the work we raise is not unique, nor isolated, that the air around it constitutes other surfaces, other grounds, other ceilings [...] The work is not made only of itself: the outside exists. The outside shuts me in its whole which is like a room.” Le Corbusier, Precisions, (New York: MIT Press, 1991) p.78.

Leaving home

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name: pilar
age: 51
profession: architect
weekday: friday
reference: 1998, amsterdam, the NETHERLANDS. She is leaving home, but her only hand luggage is the shopping trolley, so she will go back. Another domestic excuse to occupy the public space.

I need

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photo (6)name: femke
age: 30
profession: designer
location: Amsterdam
email: femke@bitcaves.net
weekday: monday
reference: i don’t know who you are but your words made me stop. i hope you’ll find what you need.

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

moving

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name: Adam
age: 30
profession: landscape architect
location: Hong kong
weekday: monday
reference: cultural workers move/migrate for residencies, exhibitions, appointments, teaching, internships, etc.

happy face

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name: Marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: Thursday
reference: I normally cook the beans mixed with any other vegetable as soup base for her pasta dinner ready to serve with grilled/oven fresh steak, chicken fillet or fish fillet. when becky is back from school the moment we enter the house she will say, “I’m Hungry!” so I make sure I have ready food to serve because I know she is starving hungry beautiful creature. domestic work is invisible and ignored – indeed the better they are at their work the more invisible it is. Domestic work is support work, unnoticed if it is done well, but noticed if it isn’t done. Justice for domestic workers (j4dw) in making domestic work visible in british society.

Domestic Worker can be an entrepreneur

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name: Jena
age: 38
profession: Domestic worker
location: singapore
weekday: Sunday
reference:  We often asked ourselves, is there life after being a migrant domestic worker? My answer is yes! But we need to work hard and be dedicated to achieve this. We also need to learn the basic mathematics earnings – expenses = savings. Every Sunday during my day off I spend some time in studying and sometime in volunteering to serve my fellow domestic workers. I chose the entrepreneurship course because that’ how I see myself after being a domestic worker. On my graduation day, I even received an award ‘best business plan’ which is also base on my own business plan as entrepreneur someday.

christmas lantern

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name: wilma
age: 43
profession: domestic worker / fundraiser
location: London
weekday: sunday
reference: this is my own creation made of recycled straw and paper. J4DW is working towards positive recognition and visibility of domestic work in british society.this is my way of remembering our own filipino tradition and this also help me to ease my loneliness of celebrating christmas away from my family and home with my justice 4 domestic workers (j4dw) family in the UK.

beau travail

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name: rogier
age: 30
profession: graphic designer
location: amsterdam
weekday: thursday
reference: still from ‘beau travail’ (1999) by claire denis, 90 min. with denis lavant, michel subor, grégoire colin, richard courcet. this film focuses on an ex-foreign legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the gulf of djibouti.

synecdoche vs metonymy

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name: margarita
age: 27
profession: organizer of things
weekday: thursday
reference: when i was studying grammar, the example they would always use to explain what ‘synecdoche’ meant was the “all hands on deck” saying… where the hands stand in for the ‘man’ or the ‘sailor’. where the person, as a worker, is minimized down to their hands. to the utility of their body. to the utility of a part of their body.  class is mapped onto our hands.

a mouse hole

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name: dooho
age: 31
profession: artist
location: amsterdam
weekday: wednesday
reference: this photograph is from following article which is titled, DIY – The Lesbian Love Nest. While they are building their lovely sweet room, a mouse hole was found and they covered it with meshed tape in this photo. ugly trace but lovely moment! http://thornesworld.com/

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela
age: -
profession: artist
location: barcelona
weekday: tuesday
reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.

the tree of life

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name: Realizza
age: 25
profession: domestic worker / visual artist
location: london
weekday: sunday
reference: The tree of life. an acrylic painting done by the members of Justice for domestic workers in uk. It is a representation of our struggles and sorrows as individuals in our own land and as migrants in foreign countries who seek for a greener pasture, better living and better future. some succeeded but many failed. we found ourselves in the comfort of our fellow domestic workers. and as one, we fight against exploitation and  human degradation. slavery and isolation. regardless of age, gender and race. we are one vision.

Bilderkritik 3

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Bilderkritik 3 – Laundry took place at Tate Modern part of Work Like This, an event exploring how strategies of art production and distribution can inform and support social movements related to labour and visibility. The Contributors to this event were: Justice for Domestic Workers, Andrea Franke, and Werker Magazine. This event was organised in collaboration with The Showroom. A discussion about the adequacy of categorising laundry as a room of the Network was raised. Laundry is a domestic task that can take place either in public space or in domestic space; In a room solely dedicated to that task or sharing functions of other rooms as the bathroom or the bedroom of a domestic worker (see contribution: my day bedroom). We decide to keep Laundry as a room in the Network since we find revealing the discussion it generates.

The following tags were created: Family, Public / Private, Relentlessness, Playfulness

Download this bilderkritik soon (in pdf format)

 

the inbetweens

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name: margarita
age: 27
profession: ……….
location: amsterdam
weekday: tuesday
reference: everything before and after this breakfast table is domestic work. gathering, preparing, setting… then, gathering, cleaning, putting away. it is always bookended by these tasks, so you draw out the inbetween for as long as you can. (photograph of my grandfather and our daily breakfast ritual)

lunch

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27817_1461893826527_6753416_nname: Felipe
age: 27
profession: Artist
location: Bogotá
weekday: saturday
reference: I live in a farm outside Bogotá, I have breakfast and lunch outdoors.

trash can

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name: sarai
age: 24
profession: graphic designer
location: amsterdam
weekday: sunday
reference: sunday night in front of the tv reorganizing the desktop of my computer. rename finished projects with a clear title for finding it back easier. cleaning ‘never using’ files by using the trash can. ‘empty trash can’ rethink did i loose an important software or something?

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

my least favorite domestic chore: the laundry pile!

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name: dooho
age: 31
profession: artist
location: amsterdam
weekday: wednesday
reference: from an article from internet. she has already great comment on this. My worst enemy, my archerival, my most infamous nemesis, worse than Superman’s krypronite, more daunting than a dark, bleak wintery day, my least favorite domestic chore: The laundry pile!”
http://sallyseashell.blogspot.com

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela
age: 30
profession: artist
location: barcelona
weekday: monday
reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.

luggage to work

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name: marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: our employers work in the city and often travel for work round the globe leaving their most precious children and home to a domestic worker. This contribution has been isolated and always treated as something exceptional and unimportant. Domestic work is the beginning and end of all labour. Justice for domestic workers (j4Dw) is making domestic work visible in british society.

The fruit of my Labour

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name: Jena
age: 38
profession: Domestic worker
location: Singapore
weekday: thursday
reference: While working as a domestic worker, I also think of my future and family even with my little salary, I always make sure that I save every month. So far I have now farmland with fruits  and rice fields. I also managed to build my own house bit by bit. I am looking forward to settle back home with my 2 children and husband waiting for me. I am only few among my fellow domestic workers whose Family is not torn apart by surviving urgent needs only to go home with broken family. domestic workers have to leave our family back home in the hope of better life and future of our children and families. Many do not understand us that we have to leave them but for us it is a matter of love and responsibility with strong hope that one day we can be reunited again.

frames and bears

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name: Realizza
age: 25
profession: domestic worker / visual artist
location: london
weekday: saturday
reference: “bears are kept and memories are framed” as we leave our own children and our own country in exchange  of money and job and a greener pasture, we missed the so many moments we supposed to share with them and that is the high cost of migration.

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela
age: 30
profession: artist
location: barcelona
weekday: monday
reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.

feeding birds

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name: Luciana
age: 35
profession: photographer
location: Amsterdam
weekday: monday
reference: One of my passions are birds. If I had to choose other form of existence I would rather be a bird. I love to watch the birds. The winter came and I feel worried about them how difficult is to get food. I feed birds every day.

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

electricity breakdown

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name: Aitziber
age: 27
profession: Intern at Eye film institute
location: amsterdam
weekday: monday
reference: october 21st: electric breakdown for 2 days at my apartment in Barcelona. 45 square meters attic in the old part of the city for 441€/month, half of my wage including the expenses. The electricity was never renewed and i thought the breakdown was due to its age. i was afraid of calling Fecsa -the electric company- since they have no record of the existence of this electric system at this address and i´ve never paid any bill. julio, the owner of the bar downstairs came to have a look at it and also youness, a friend. i thought i´d have to pay for a new installation in order to fix it and have light again. 2 days later, pablo, de neighbor from the 1st floor knocked my door to ask me if i had light. we called the real state emergency telephone and surprisingly a man came two hours later to fix the electric box at the entrance of the building. he said that the electric system was too old and could burn at any moment. this was the last of many problems that the apartment had given me, so i decided to leave 10 days later. I’ve also migrated to the Netherlands.

unfinished novel

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name: andrea
age: 32
profession: writer / part-time bookseller
location: barcelona
weekday: sunday
reference: en mi biblioteca hay un tramo en el que las cosas dejan de estar en vertical porque no caben… ¡o necesitan descasa!

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela
age: -
profession: artist
location: barcelona
weekday: thursday
reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.

boating for beginners

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name: margarita
age: 27
profession: untitled
location: amsterdam
weekday: sunday
reference: this is my father rowing around a group of children, somewhere at a dacha near minsk (belarus). when i showed him this picture he said that this was one of the things he liked about living in a communist (socialist?) country… that when the weekend came you had complete freedom from work…you weren’t thinking about it seven days a week, there were moments to just let go.

nails

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IMG_1504baixaname: Luciana
age: 37
profession: photographer
location: Netherlands
weekday: sunday
reference: nails painted, community work, beauty for free, having fun, queen’s day, children, beauty, keep elegant, body painting

domestic worker visa

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name: Marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: saturday
reference: Domestic worker visa is the life of migrant domestic workers. without rights and protection the more abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Domestic worker visa is the prevention of trafficking, it is a medicine that cures that disease. Justice for domestic workers (j4dw) fights back to restore domestic worker visa with rights.

bohemian odalisca studying at home

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calmluxe and voluptename: esther
age: 53
profession: independent actionist artist and researcher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: this picture is part of a series about work and studying at home as action and a sort of protest related to the constant making of art products that artist are some how lured on to by the capitalist art making machine. la boheme is at home , she reminds any modernist model of a male painter of the times past , but she is in fact in control and working , as the portrait is taken with a self timer camera on a tripod. She is like luxe, calm and volupté but her mind is very busy she can’t help to work to move to act on that supposed stillness of her coquete pose .

Invisible Domestic Labour: The Dusting Frenetically Series

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name: Lamis
age: 29
profession: HouseWerk Practitioner
location: London
weekday: Monday
reference: “I perceive that the work we raise is not unique, nor isolated, that the air around it constitutes other surfaces, other grounds, other ceilings [...] The work is not made only of itself: the outside exists. The outside shuts me in its whole which is like a room.” Le Corbusier, Precisions, (New York: MIT Press, 1991) p.78.

late night foot rub

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IMG_5125 smallname: Liane
age: 26
profession: art worker, writer
location: beirut, kuwait and sometimes new york
weekday: Tuesday
reference: this is what i call the domestic domino effect. clean at home, work at work, clean at work, work at home, sleep at home, clean at home …  image captured in chinatown, new york city, august 6 @ 10:11 pm.

Manifestación 1 de mayo de 2013

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pancartasindihogar (1)nombre: Mujeres diversas, bolivia, nepal, nigeria, chile.
edad: 20 a 45
profesión: trabajadoras del hogar y el cuidado
ciudad: Barcelona
dia de la semana: Miércoles
referencia: Participación de Sindihogar en la manifestación del día de las trabajador@s

walk to school in autumn

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name: Marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: monday
reference: Walk to school is never boring in autumn…the leaves on the ground would smile and tell me, “OOOppss, watch-out!I would chose among these shapes of wonders and place in my book to keep them warm and safe. as my little girl would greet me with a very sweet smile as we walk home hand in hand. domestic work is work, such responsibility with love and affection with children and families we love and care for need recognition. families are the building block of every nation. justice for domestic workers (j4dw) is making domestic work visible in british society.

wanted the unwanted

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name: marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: monday
reference: Tate modern has introduced to justice for domestic workers (j4DW) the wonders of unwanted things that arts doesn’t have to be expensive or out of nothing there is actually something valuable that often ignored during our workshop and visit around Tate. Since then, it stayed in my mind that before throwing things to the bin and recycle made me think of what other things I could do. I have now loads of ARTS collections for our own exhibit in Tate modern perhaps in early 2013 with theme ‘making domestic work visible in british society’.

the precious 5th sunday of the month

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name: Marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: sunday
reference: domestic workers have no social life. we work very long hours from 16-24 hours a day. with the busy schedules of justice 4 domestic workers (j4DW) we make sure that in a year calendar, the four months with 5 Sundays, J4dw members are out for some fresh air to relax and enjoy. sometimes in the beach, farm, museums and other historic place. we use this as one way to raise fund and encourage other fellow domestic workers to join us in upholding the rights, values and contribution of migrant domestic workers and making domestic work visible in british society.

saldão

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IMG_0845baixaname: Luciana
age: 37
profession: photographer
location: Netherlands
weekday: tuesday
reference: during my walking around the center i found a second hand camera shop in são paulo-brazil

Domestic worker can make a change

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name: Jena
age: 38
profession: Domestic worker
location: Singapore
weekday: Sunday
reference: We run in aid to save the lives of our fellow domestic workers in destitution. Domestic workers in Singapore are still very vulnerable without rights and protection. We would like to highlight the need to improve the working and living conditions of migrant domestic workers in Singapore. Domestic workers are workers and not slaves.

The house museum is a western concept

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name: andrea
age: 32
profession: writer / part time bookseller
location: this time shanghai
weekday: saturday
reference: ladislau Hudec was shanghai’s most important art deco architect.  In China i slipped in his house, opened drawers, looked through the dusty windows and took this picture. next to its door, there is a plaque: “Residence of Hudec. Designed by ladislau hudec. built in 1930. masonry structure. english country house style”. according to my guide, now it’s a museum.

A Dedication of Life (when domestic worker’s sacrifice is too much to bear and fighting to survive is the only way)

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name: Marissa
age: 41
profession: domestic worker / coordinator
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference:
“Oh, God! Please Let our sister Live…..”, 6 Months she may survive, 1 year maybe or even 5 years she may reach, A last stage of cancer she is so determine to defeat, Going Home to Philippines seems hell and bitter, As she found sweet refuge in UK as her Home

A smiling face greeted me as I open the door, Full of life with no trace of fear and sorrows, Dying is too near and yet too far to embrace her, Strength within I wonder where it from, As I hold her to feel her warm heart again

A family and life she would live to fight for, Unfulfilled dreams she may have had, Oh, our loving God, her thoughts are so founded and real, As she whisper her wishes through the air, Like an arts of life wandering around

Oh, God! Please let her life be spare, When would that be, please not too soon, Powerless I may to you, I dare not challenge you, You alone and only you would let us live, Oh, not let death be the short vengeance, When living could be her penance of fulfillment.

Sao paulo

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IMG_0838baixaname: Luciana
age: 37
profession: photographer
location: Netherlands
weekday: tuesday
reference: outside home, my toilet window, sao paulo, brazil, private space, building, architecture, caos

gingerbread exchanged in conversation about child poverty – city centre

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name: Paula, Sam, Fionn, Oisin, Roma
age: 36, 34, 10, 1, 0
profession: artists, activists, architects, researchers, family, writers,
location: sheffield, uk
weekday: Saturday
reference: gingerbread. family time, Saturday morning, January 2011. 1 in 3 children living in poverty in the Uk. www.endchildpoverty.org.uk

MIRRORING MY MORNING

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mirrorname: manu
age: 35
profession: graphic designer
location: zurich
weekday: Sunday
reference: THIS ‘ICH’ MIRROR IS PART OF AN INSTALLATION OF GLASS PIECES IN THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN OF A GOOD FRIEND. VISITING HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN THE COUNTRY IS LIKE GOING TO AN ISLAND…WITH TIME FOR REFLECTING ABOUT MYSELF, SITTING THERE…DAZZLED BY LITTLE REFLECTIONS DANCING ON THE PLANTS.

lost glove, early autumn

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name: João
age: 29
profession: Designer
location: oslo
weekday: wednesday
reference: Last winter I saw so many lost gloves I decided to take a picture whenever I find one. I had this idea right when winter was over. this is a typical summer / early autumn glove – it is for work, rather than avoiding the cold. As cold comes, the woolen ones start to appear in the city streets, lost in public transportation, bus stops or swollen in the snow. when the sun comes, they rise above the surface.

abjected

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name: Realizza
age: 25
profession: domestic worker / visual artist
location: london
weekday: Thursday
reference: the lady justice was ripped off, beaten, exploited, harassed, humiliated, enslaved, abused, cursed and worst… that lady justice is for sale.

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks I started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)

cleaning dust

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name: binna
age: 34
profession: director / curator
location: utrecht
weekday: tuesday
reference: domestic work as a suspension of other work at home riddled with anxiety (over the spent time and therefore less time for other work or experiencing catharsis (getting things done and making a proper home ground) it demands its own time and peace.

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela
age: -
profession: artist
location: barcelona
weekday: wednesday
reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.

shadow

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name: Realizza
age: 25
profession: domestic worker / visual artist
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: we, domestic workers play a big role in molding children inside the household yet we are deprived from recognition and acknowledgement. we are the beginning and end of all labours but we are deprived from being called workers. we are like shadows of the economy and education.

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton
age: 30
profession: publisher
location: london
weekday: wednesday
reference: On the 11th May 2011 news reached Jeddah that a man, later to named Athiraman Kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the Burji Khalifa. From India, he came to Dubai to work. He cleaned the newly opened building. In an attempt to honour Athiraman Kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon I photographed what I had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. These spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. Unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (Image taken the 11th May 2011 in Al Naeem, Jeddah.)