After Sweetstopia

Documentary and Research

Austerity

The first fracture, was austerity. In 2008 the stability and predictability of British life was taken away. The word Austerity was introduced to the common vanuclar. For those lives turned upside down, it was the lived experience of a government waging war on the least advantaged in society. Today Austerity has become a forgotten word in British politics, used for a while as a political football and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn. Today Brexit has dominated the headlines and British consciousness, while austerity and hopelessness has become reality for many.

A Canal Boats view in Hackney London.

This would be my view from my home for the next few years. A canal boat in Central London and the cheapest form of rent, the canals are London shanty towns.