Siân Davey – Poverty State of Mind I selected this project because I am confronted with extreme evidence of poverty on the streets across the UK, people sleeping in makeshift shelters and food banks becoming the norm. What I am witnessing is the accumulative effects of the austerity measures. The policies pursued by the conservatives in office since 2008 has been hugely successful in steering through a catastrophic collapse without disturbing in any way the distribution of privilege. As outlined by the UN report on poverty 2018, Phillip Alston discovered that in the UK the world’s fifth largest economy was...
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