I believe inequality is one of the major threats European cities face. My hometown Rotterdam is one of those rapidly developing cities where unequal economic growth is showing. As growth enables segregation, I wanted to understand how people are falling behind in the proces of speeding up and moving forward. Doing visual ethnography, I started documenting people who suffer from the inhumane consequences of longterm (financial) poverty. By following marginalized people, I have come to understand that their situation is often maintained and even exploited by the very system itself.
This project is about the way poverty manifests itself in the homes of marginalized residents in Rotterdam and aims to observe the experience of poverty from a local perspective using ethnographic methods. The project is ongoing and continues to expand. For more information please visit the dedicated project website by clicking here.