Artist Furnishes Manholes Like Little Apartments to Draw Attention to Homelessness

Project points to a real problem across Europe

Not to be outdone by recent, socially-conscious publicity stunts, Italian artist Biancoshock made one of his own in Milan, decorating a series of manholes like rooms in an apartment.

One manhole looks like a shower, another looks like a tiny kitchen, and the third looks like a hallway, complete with a hat hanging on the wall. They look cozy, if cramped and uncomfortable, and are on display in the Lodi district of Milan, where there are a lot of unused sewer maintenance hatches around, we guess.

These installations, collectively titled "Borderlife," call attention to homeless communities throughout Europe (particularly Bucharest), where people live in city sewer systems.

Via Laughing Squid.