Gallery: ‘Born Out of Necessity’ at MoMA Seeks Solutions for Pressing P...

The homeless population is an endless issue across the world. Michael Rakowitz draws attention to the issue, while also creating a temporary shelter solution. Called paraSITE shelters, the tents are meant to attach to city grates that emit excess heat. The air inflates the plastic tent, providing both shelter and safe heating that keeps the user’s skin away from the direct source from the grate, preventing burns.

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