Ration Department of Whitechapel

Description

The Ration Department of Whitechapel explores the growing issue of food wastage on both a local and a global scale, proposing the rationing of food production and distribution to avoid unnecessary waste. The building facilitates the queue for a ration book, whilst also serving as a distribution point. The orthographic drawings show the queuing route wrapping around the building, allowing users to join a ‘one-stop’ queue in order to engage with various government services. The top floor serves as a government printing press working with traditional linocuts to print ration books and propaganda posters. The time spent in the queue allows visitors to observe their surroundings. The lino-cladded walls display information on healthy nutrition and food waste, while the exterior cladding shows material promoting the available services and the benefits of rationing.


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Creator

Dovile Ciapaite

Dates

Created: 2016
Bought by Oxford Brookes: 2016

Format

Orthographic mixed media drawing

Identifiers

OBSA0006, OBSA0007

Location of physical artwork

Headington Campus. Abercrombie Building. First Floor (entrance space outside AB120).


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

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