Bill Thomson and Ken Gerberick Create a Tech-Inspired Homeless Shelter

By: Peter Vallas - Published:   Updated: Aug 10 2011 • References: recyclart.org
Outside the Science Center building in Vancouver, BC, you can find a homeless shelter built by Bill Thomson and Ken Gerberick. This temporary art installation that acts as a shelter is constructed from old computer hardware.

The tech haven for the homeless is no ordinary homeless shelter. The hundreds of pieces of recycled computer equipment looks to be more sturdy than to what most unfortunate people living on the streets are used to.

Implications - This development is very telling of the current consumer condition at the moment. People are increasingly concerned with recycling and this pattern endorses green initiatives that include recycled homes. Businesses can benefit by finding a way to incorporate the same tools used for this carbon-free footprint home for their own products.