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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.)

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.

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