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Inflatable Homeless Shelters

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 →

New picture book teaches children about homelessness

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 →