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Drawing Life

A young social entrepreneur address homelessness creatively. The concept of “Drawing Life” revolves around a series of open air art events and Art Packs that inspire homeless people to draw. The Art Pack is both an invitation to these events as well as being a personal pack that gives homeless people the opportunity to create […] Continue reading →

The Street Store

A pop-up clothing swapping event which was started in Cape Town bridges the existing gap: it makes it easy and safe to donate and maintain the dignity while receiving the donation. Read more about the first Street Store here and visit the website of the Street Store for more experiences from the pop-up event. […] Continue reading →

Delivering Dignity

The mission of Lava Mae is  delivering dignity one shower at a time. The concept is very simple – Lava Mae uses old buses as on-wheel showers for people living in the streets. It is not only about fighting public health problems, it is about human rights and the sense of dignity and self worth. […] Continue reading →

Global Homeless Day

The 4th of May is a Global Homeless Day. Why do we need such a day? Because the global poverty continues to grow. It affects all countries in one way or another, so by drawing attention to the problems homeless and poor are suffering and giving homeless people a voice we can make a difference. […] Continue reading →

We Are All Homeless

An artist and professor  Willie Baronet has been buying and collecting homeless signs for the purpose of using them in art projects. However it turned out to be a much bigger project. These signs became catalysts for conversations about home, homelessness, compassion, and how we see and treat each other as humans. Read more about Willie […] Continue reading →

Homeless Singapore Home Today, Gone Tomorrow

In a country publicly defined by wealth and GDP, a good number of people have only the streets to call home. The PropertyGuru’s Cheryl Tay reports on the worrying prevalence of homelessness in Singapore. Singapore is often hailed by its own government and those in business as a financial hub, seemingly immune to economic issues […] Continue reading →

Homelessness kills

Right on the heels of a new law that makes squatting illegal comes a report that homeless people die on average thirty years younger than the national average. But people who own empty residential houses can sleep easier now in the knowledge that, instead of making use of otherwise unused property, homeless people will instead […] Continue reading →

Study shows high public cost of homelessness

Failing to help the homeless can come with a high cost to the public purse, with many ending up in hospitals for treatment of substance abuse and chronic health problems, a study has found. A joint research project by the University of Melbourne, RMIT and the charity Sacred Heart Mission found that 83 long term […] Continue reading →

Spikes Under Chinese Overpasses To Prevent Sleeping Homeless?

Guangzhou and Shenzhen install cement spikes under overpasses to guard against the homeless Recently, new “landscaping” has appeared under the overpasses in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, featuring a lot of individual pyramid-shaped pointy-little pieces of cement covering the entire overpass floor. Some netizens say this was done by chengguan to guard against homeless sleeping under the […] Continue reading →

Shelter in a Cart Competition

We were excited when Designboom announced the Shelter in a Cart competition, to “Design a cart that can provide shelter and storage for the urban homeless” .While it may not be an answer to the problem of homelessness, it certainly raises questions and challenges our ideas. We also are intrigued by ideas for living with […] Continue reading →

Homelessness in Japan: Invisible and Tolerated

Japan is a wealthy country with a fairly equal distribution of wealth (relative to countries such as the United States). In other words, Japan has a large and thriving middle class. In fact, over 90 percent of Japanese people are considered middle class1. Japan’s reputation as a middle class paradise has led to a persistent […] Continue reading →