Philip Longstaff

Polarisation – Health<>Wealth is a maquette and series of technical drawings for a series of larger proposed works in the public realm.

This work is a direct reaction to the current climate (exacerbated by Covid-19) in which there is a growing debate between economics and health in the world. There are not necessarily hard and fast, right or wrong answers defining what should take priority, as both are interlinked however has increasingly became a divisive topic and continues polarise the nation.

The ambition for the work is to make a space for the public to have a face-to-face discussion where they can talk openly with each other about these contentious issues - aiming to create a sense of equilibrium - but if not, at least building a greater understanding of the other side of the coin.