Imagine the world as a street. All houses are lined up by income, the poor living to the left and the rich to the right. Everybody else somewhere in between. Where would you live? Would your life look different than your neighbours’ from other parts of the world, who share the same income level? Dollar Street lets you find out.
Dollar Street has two main messages
Many people think of the world as being divided in two groups. It is not. Dollar Street makes that obvious.
Media shows people in other countries as being strange and hard to understand. They are not. All people are fully occupied trying to meet the universal human needs (like eat, sleep, pee & play).
What problems Dollar Street solves
1.“The world is divided in two”
People have a feeling that there are two ways of life (poor/rich). But most people are somewhere in-between.
2.“Other People are Strange”
Media show us extraordinary people and events.
Makes people in other cultures and countries seem strange.