Political art in Folkestone.The artist Richard Woods placed six one-third size homes in unexpected places around Folkestone. They are identical except for the colours. He was pointing out that the media and construction industries constantly refer to the "housing crisis" which increases the value of the property and the land. Meanwhile the booming market for holiday homes is evidence that it is really a crisis of economic inequality. Many people have two homes and many can not afford one. Unfortunately I wasn't in Folkestone long enough to locate all six houses. Have a great weekend :):)

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stroppirob: This problem has to be addressed sooner rather than later. Each year home ownership is placed out of reach of more and more people while the landlords become richer and richer with the rents they charge that are way above the living wage.😣

Posted: 2017 Nov 17 6:43:19 PM

hogman72664: Thank you Rob, in this area a lot of those in social housing shouldn't have been.. It's become a financial shortcut to buy property cheaply then they rent them out at extortionate prices. I'm all for social housing and supporting those less fortunate but it was never the idea to sell these vital homes off. Now there is a shortage of houses for the needy while others benefit at the expense of others. A serious issue highlighted through art. Cheers.

Posted: 2017 Nov 20 10:41:29 AM

buzohippo: Inequality can be seen in many spheres of our life. and yes, it's very sad

Posted: 2017 Nov 17 8:34:55 PM

hogman72664: Thank you Maria, it is sad and you have hit on a truth. Inequality is everywhere and we can all help rectify it in a small way. Thank you my insightful friend:):)

Posted: 2017 Nov 20 10:44:00 AM

charmychelle: Not much to add on what’s already been said, so I’ll just say that it’s a great shot and I love that house on the water! xxx 😊😊

Posted: 2017 Nov 17 10:12:57 PM

charmychelle: Have a fantastic weekend my friend! xxx

Posted: 2017 Nov 17 10:13:32 PM
hogman72664: I love the one in the background as well. I managed to find three of them . It amazes me when an artist uses art to highlight something so serious. Thank you my special friend. Have a good week :):)Xx

Posted: 2017 Nov 20 10:47:22 AM
charmychelle: It is incredible! 😊 Thanks, you too, have a great week! xxx

Posted: 2017 Nov 20 10:59:20 AM

karin :): Very interesting art !

Posted: 2017 Nov 18 10:53:25 AM

hogman72664: Thank you Karin, I love it when an artist addresses such serious issues through their art. :):)

Posted: 2017 Nov 20 10:48:33 AM

mariacarmen: Ohhhh .. That's amazing !!! 🙌.. It's strange to see a house like that in the water😁, haha ​​.. I like that this kind of art exists👍, it would be very interesting to be able to find all the other houses, a real challenge😉

Posted: 2017 Nov 19 3:26:32 PM

hogman72664: I agree totally Maria, it is almost an obligation of the artist to make people think, to stir the emotions. It doesn't have to be political but it should make you see something, to open your eyes to the magic around you. Creativity is a gift that shouldn't be squandered or taken for granted. Thank you my art loving friend :):)

Posted: 2017 Nov 21 2:14:45 PM


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