10.000 yellow helmets at milan's stock exchange 10.000 yellow helmets at milan's stock exchange
feb 14, 2013

10.000 yellow helmets at milan's stock exchange

10.000 yellow helmets at milan’s stock exchange a general view of the protest installationall images courtesy milano today, corriere di milano, ANSA

 

 

 

for italian workers in the construction industry, crippled by the recession, yesterday was ‘la giornata della collera’ – ‘the day of anger’. in front of the milan stock exchange workers, laborers, clerks, surveyors, architects and real estate agents brought attention to a sector that in the past five years,  according to data from the center for economic research and market sociology, has lost 157 thousand companies as well as 893 thousand employees.

 

the helmets are symbolizing workers without jobs

 

 

the visually striking protest announces social emergency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • A graphic way of describing number, still minute in terms of evolution or geology.The paving stones are contrast.

    christina read says:
  • Never mind the protest. What is going on with that statue?!!

    Alistair Stripp says:
  • @Alistair Stripp
    it is designboom’s favorite public sculpture!
    the statue is maurizio cattelan’s middle finger (or better L.O.V.E.) see http://www.designboom.com/art/maurizio-cattelans-middle-finger-displayed-in-milan donated by the artist to the city of milan (to be placed in the square in front of the stock exchange). initially the statue drew harsh protest and the impact it has caused in the media made the city decide to remove it after 10 days.
    the good news is, that after all the controversials it is still in milan.

    birgit db says:
  • I’m with Christina, did they break fingers off the statue? What is that? A little more direct of a message than the helmets!

    James says:

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