#thepovertyline at PMQ

the poverty line
By Butterboom Writers  /  October 27, 2015

PMQ and Food Angel are collaborating in a large-scale site-specific installation known as #thepovertyline from 27 November to 6 December 2015. This installation which will cover the walls and ceiling of the hallway outside PMQ’s Taste Library features over 3,000 images where the general public is asked to create their own #thepovertyline images. Participants are asked to purchase food with the amount of money one person living at the poverty line would be able to spend on food in one day and then photograph that food on a local newspaper.

#thepovertyline installation is an expansion of The Poverty Line project. It aims to foster a deeper engagement with issues of poverty in Hong Kong as well as make the experiences of those living at the povery line more real for the general public. Since being founded in 2010, The Poverty Line project has expanded to 28 countries across six continents.

The last day for participation is 7 November 2015. If you want to take part by submitting an image, do the following: Buy HKD$25.25 worth of food from a market or supermarket (not restaurant or fast food place) and photograph the food on the newspaper. Email it to thepovertylinehk@gmail.com with your name and your thought. Post your photo on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #thepovertyline, #HongKong to broaden the discussion about poverty and food choices in Hong Kong.

For inspiration, head to www.thepovertyline.net.

#thepovertyline at PMQ
Date: 27 November to 6 December 2015
Venue: PMQ’s Taste Library




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