One Thousand Shacks
multimedia sculptural installation
Largely due to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, between 1990 and 2015 the amount of people living in extreme poverty has been reduced by half. Yet with over 1.5 billion people still living in extreme poverty, a 2030 goal has been set to free the world from extreme poverty and hunger. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that while extreme poverty continues to be one of the main challenges of our time, and is a major concern of the international community, ending this scourge will require the combined efforts of governments, society, organizations, and the private sector.
To help this call for action and ensure continued commitment for this cause, with my sculptural work that captures the essence of time and place, I can help demonstrate the effects of this poverty on people’s daily lives. I am designing this piece with the idea of a complex visual that contains many stories from around the world and a towering physical presence that simulates the enormity of the problem.
My new large scale installation, One Thousand Shacks, will raise awareness to global extreme poverty. The installation is a 15 foot (4.5 meters) high by 10 foot (3 meters) wide wall of small scale shacks sculptures with lights, video, and sound.