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Austerity Icons are ceramic ginger bread people, with stapled mouths.

There are three types  of austerity icons in different positions, each position symbolising, and commemorating, the members of our communities killed, starved or made homeless, by ideologically driven austerity.


The rough sleeper icon is placed on its side with a hand under its cheek, sleeping. The austerity icon for the dead, is lying on its back, with arms crossed on its chest and its toes turned up. The starving austerity icon, is a gingerbread person with a hole where a full belly should be.

I am leaving these around the city, on posts and walls to raise awareness and to mark their suffering. Each icon has a QR code on the back which takes the scanner to the relevant  page of project viraltile’s website.