Posts Tagged ‘public art’
Tags: Brazil, health, public art, World Cup
Banksy [ht: ms]
[that's a sack of "public money" going into the toilet]
Tags: Brazil, football, poverty, public art, World Cup
And thus also begins my coverage of the world’s most important sporting event, the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, which begin on 12 June (with a match between Brazil and Croatia in São Paulo).
Tags: electronics, ewaste, photography, public art
Photographer Kevin McElvaney documents Agbogbloshie, a former wetland in Accra, Ghana, which is home to the world’s largest e-waste dumping site.
Discarders of electronic goods expect them to be recycled properly. But almost all such devices contain toxic chemicals which, even if they are recyclable, make it expensive to do so. As a result, illegal dumping has become a lucrative business. . .
Boys and young men smash devices to get to the metals, especially copper. Injuries, such as burns, untreated wounds, eye damage, lung and back problems, go hand in hand with chronic nausea, anorexia, debilitating headaches and respiratory problems. Most workers die from cancer in their 20s.
Tags: inequality, poverty, public art, rich, Spain
Señor X, “Sweet Home“
According to two recent studies, Spain is now the most unequal country in Europe.
A report by the Catholic charity Caritas says more than 6% of Spain’s population of 47 million lived on €307 a month or less in 2012, double the proportion in 2008 before Spain was hit by the recession, which has left 26% of its workforce unemployed.
A separate study by Credit Suisse finds that the number of millionaires in Spain rose to 402,000 last year, an increase of 13% on 2011, emphasising the ever-widening gap between rich and poor.