A Towering Sculpture of a Homeless Person Forces Public to Confront a Growing Crisis

Designed with AI technology, the work of art intends to make homelessness 'impossible to ignore'

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Christmastime typically brings a flurry of fundraising appeals from charities aiming to end homelessness and provide shelter as the weather gets colder. This year, the cost of living crisis has injected fresh urgency into a campaign from British charity Crisis, which reports that the issue is worsening and more than 300,000 U.K. households could be forced into homelessness next year.

To call attention to this growing problem, Crisis has installed a towering, hyper-realistic sculpture of a homeless person at one of Britain’s busiest stations.

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