Artist Micheal Rakowitz has worked on many projects to help those affected by homelessness in New York City. His ParaSITE shelters are described as “custom-built assemblies of plastic bags and tarps that feed off of excess heat provided by building heating systems”. Rakowitz’s work is a great example of how people can help other people through inventively simple means. Look out for ways you can ‘warm’ others, even if it only involves speaking a kind word or being there to listen.
YO, MICHAEL IS ONE OF MY PROFESSORS AND LEGITIMATELY ONE OF THE COOLEST PEOPLE EVER.
Polish prison tattoos. Cut with razor blades, glass shards and sharpened paperclips, then inked with burned rubber, charcoal. After the convicts’ deaths, flesh was “extracted” from the corpses and preserved in jars of formaldehyde and stored at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.