Like any city, New York is covered in advertisements. Bright, flashy banners on every corner tout goods and services that, to the average city dweller, range from daily necessities to luxuries. But another visual element of urban life is just as familiar, and just as often overlooked: the homeless. Read more here.
New York – Best known for his provocative images, photographer Andres Serrano has turned his attention to putting a very public face on New York City’s skyrocketing homeless population. His stark portraits of individuals who live on the street appear in some of the very locations that his subjects often populate — a subway station, […] Continue reading →
A record number of homeless New Yorkers are forcing the city to rapidly open new shelters to house them. The Times reports that the 43,731 homeless people in the shelter system this week is an 18% increase from last year, and the city has opened five new shelters in the Bronx, and two more in […] Continue reading →
Artist Michael Rakowitz’s ongoing ParaSITE project provides portable inflatable shelters for homeless people. ParaSITE shelters utilize the vents and ventilation systems from buildings for both temperature and warmth. When warm air leaves the building, it inflates the shelter’s double membrane and simultaneously heats it. ParaSITE inflatable homes have been built and used by over 30 […] Continue reading →
HOMELESS people in the US are being turned into walking Wi-Fi aerials as part of a “charitable experiment” by a New York ad agency. Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty (BBH) handed out free MiFi gadgets to the peddlers – along with T-shirts bearing their names and the words “I’m a 4G hotspot” – for its Homeless […] Continue reading →
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 — Ears Up, Ears Down, sixth in series of books on family homelessness and poverty, released during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2012 The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness today released Ears Up, Ears Down: A Dog’s Journey Home, a picture book — with a corresponding activity book […] Continue reading →