Artist Creates Tiny Rooms in Abandoned Manholes

Rebecca OConnell

Street artist Biancoshock has a new series called "Borderlife" that features small living spaces built into abandoned manholes in the streets of Milan, Italy. The three outdoor installations include a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room. Each space is adorned with hanging art, utensils, and various other decorations. The super-cramped rooms resemble the impossibly tiny apartments you might find in Hong Kong.

The satirical art is meant to draw attention to the increasingly large homeless population in Bucharest, Romania, where over 600 people live in the sewer system. You can find out more about the project on Biancoshock's website.

All images courtesy of Biancoshock.

[h/t StreetArtNews]