m2. Guylaine Couture.
m2.
(Labor and Income Inequality)

m2.

Couture, Guylaine (illus.)

Magog [Quebec]: Guylaine Couture, 2021. Small octavo. (11)pp., accordionfold. Unique, signed by the artist, Guylaine Couture. Based on data collected by the United Nations Refugee Agency and various national surveys taken in India, Australia, France, the United States, and other countries, m2 visualizes global disparities in housing and the rippling effects on public health, economic opportunities, and community growth. Engravings throughout center around a die-cut silhouette of a house, which grows in size as each country is addressed. As a pivotal comparison, Couture devotes a page to the United Nations’ standards for refugee camps, which require 45 square meters per person overall, but only 3.5 square meters as covered living area. Set against these minimums, the data for living space in India (6 m2), Hong Kong (13.5 m2), and average floor space in surveyed African countries (20 m2), appear all the more alarming, especially as compared to other countries, like Canada (72 m2) and Australia (89 m2). A simple, stark demand for equity, bound in in printed paper wrappers. Fine. Item #30473

Price: $1,350.00

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