Photographer Mikaël Theimer’s project Humans of the Street chronicles a group often overlooked amid the hustle and bustle of city life: the homeless.
Rethinking the Billboard as a Home
Billboards are commanding territory all over the world, offering just a blaring message in their occupation. Some designers have been looking at how to better use this advertising infrastructure, with Slovakia’s Designdevelop proposing a use for the space as small-scale residences for the homeless.
Homeless Fonts Are a Feel-Good Fail
In recent years, homeless people have been put to an impressively creative, and deeply problematic, range of uses: as wifi hot spots, as subjects for police training, as publicly minded art, and now, a new one — as typography.
Disciplinary Architecture or Deterrence by Design
Spikes installed to deter sleeping and sitting beside the entrance to a luxury building were brought to public attention on Saturday following a tweet by @EthicalPioneer that has since inspired petition and protest.
A Tiny Red House for the Homeless
One of the hardest steps in surmounting homelessness is in the transition from a shelter to a permanent home, and while many ideas for pop-up temporary housing are manifested in designer dreams, few of those architectural solutions have found widespread implementation.
Andres Serrano Shows Us How Not to Help the Homeless
As New York City transitions from a technocrat mayor to a more “populist” one, much recent discussion — at least in the press and among us liberals — has focused on homelessness. Artist Andres Serrano has been thinking about the crisis, too.
Beloved Independent Bookstore Soaks the Homeless
The commercial arena for books, though less in tune with the sensibilities of tycoons and autocrats than the world of art, is nonetheless defined by a manichean struggle pitting independent publishers and booksellers against retail and publishing conglomerates.
Painting the Homeless
BERKELEY, California — Hugh Leeman’s work didn’t immediately impress me. It had a distinct Bay Area style, which is not my personal favorite — his paintings are loose, colorful, street art–influenced, and have some realistic surrealism mixed in — but what caught my attention in Leeman’s practice was the social utility interwoven with the artwork.