45 Million Displaced People in the World

45 Million Displaced People in the World 1.1

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Description: Discarded personal belongings such as clothing, toys and bedding were seen strewn across the streets of Paris or neatly placed in doorway alcoves of quiet laneways.  Addressing the significant number of people living temporarily in public spaces of the city, a sign was made from cardboard (found on the street), with the following words stencilled in black: '45 millions de personnes déplacées dans le monde' (45 Million Displaced People in the World).  This sign was then placed back on the street at locations where the Action Researcher/Performer had witnessed individuals sleep, or where personal items were left to be used again the following day or night, or to be found, by whom?


© Astra Howard 2014