Measuring inequality

A measuring cup demonstrating the unequal division of water between the West Bank and Israel
 

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STORY

This measuring cup demonstrates the unequal division of water in Palestine and Israel. Filled to the top line (500 ml), it represents the 300 litres that Israelis consume per day on average. If you fill it to the middle line (167 ml), it represents the amount of water recommended by the World Health Organization per person per day. Filled only to the bottom line (117 ml), you see the average amount of water available for Palestinians in the West Bank. The cup lacks traditional measurement values, reflecting the fact that many Palestinians must constantly calculate the amount of water they have remaining because rooftop water tanks are refilled irregularly. One has to think: “If I take a shower now, and do the dishes, can I still wash my clothes as well?”

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SPECIFICATIONS

Design
Mirte van Duppen (NL), Helen Underhill (UK)

Production
Jaba Glass (Jerusalem,PS) (Hizma)

Year of design
2014

Material
Glass

Size
h 26 – Ø 6 cm

Additional information

Weight 0.366 kg
Material

Glass

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