Half Glass I, II & III

November 2022

The way that no recourse to public funds operates is through its ambiguity. The same policy could be perceived completely differently depending on who is perceiving it. This ambiguity only further aggravates the intersectional struggle of those accessing welfare.

Half Glass unpacks three snapshots of ambiguity around the words “no recourse to public funds” across different periods of time. It delves into archival documents and personal reflections, unveiling how the control of the image of welfare and immigration policy was crafted over time. 

This piece was made in response to the Deaths by Welfare Project with Healing Justice London.

Content Warning: racial profiling