New work: Paraíso

My latest project, Paraíso, challenges the binary stereotype of the "corrupt" South and the "clean" North. The global anti-corruption industry, dominated by governments and organisations from industrialised countries, wants to make us believe that corruption is mainly a problem in the developing world - as illustrated, for example, by one of the most widely used measures of corruption, Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index, which paints the developing world in a dark red.


However, this picture hides the fact that corruption also happens in industrialised counties. Specifically, Paraíso shifts the focus onto London, which has been described as "the heart of global financial corruption" [link].