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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

oz

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name: tessa
age: 30
profession: visual artist
location: berlin
weekday: wednesday
reference: uranium concentrate (aka. yellow cake) is being raked and dried in a factory. The yellow color gets lost during the refining process.

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.

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.