Artist Biancoshock is filling Milan’s manholes with minuscule homes. Called “Borderlife,” the street art project is meant to create a dialogue about the extreme living conditions many people are forced to endure. Specifically, Biancoshock was inspired by Bucharest, where over 600 people are living in the city’s sewers.

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Around the world, housing crises, unstable economies and political issues force people to live in uncomfortable and unusual spaces. Nor is the problem limited to countries outside of the U.S. In Las Vegas, families have been driven into sewer homes under the glitz and glamor of The Strip.

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Biancoshock’s miniature manhole homes are slightly nicer than the hovels in Las Vegas. The artist said, “if some problems can not be avoided, make them comfortable.” If you’re in Milan, keep your eyes peeled for the underground showers, kitchens and living rooms under your feet.

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Via Street Art News