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51 Homeless Innovations

From Heat Maps to Guerilla Advertising

— April 26, 2010 — Social Good
It is an unfortunate truth that some people don't have a place to live, but that doesn't mean this lifestyle hasn't inspired some pretty rad homeless innovations for a while now.

Sometimes we walk right on by, but sometimes we pay attention. These haute homeless innovations are prime examples of how some people did pay attention and came up with something awesome.

Whether it be a robot buddy for the homeless or some sensible awareness advertising, these homeless innovations are a shelter of creativity.
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Indigent Interns
Indigent Interns
Elle Magazine Offers Internship to Homeless Girl
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Hobo Art
Hobo Art
Jeremiah Bal's Limited-Edition Piece Made From Grocery Store Banner
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49
Good-Doing Google
Good-Doing Google
Homeless in SF Get Phone & Voice Mail
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Sleeping in Bank Entrances
Sleeping in Bank Entrances
ATM Hotels Are Gold Cards for the Homeless On Cold Winter Nights
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Online Promos for Panhandlers
Online Promos for Panhandlers
"Pimp This Bum!" Helps Houston Homeless Man
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46
Internet Panhandeling
Internet Panhandeling
Ask And It Will Be Given
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45
Celeb Do-Gooders
Celeb Do-Gooders
Hilary Duff Feeds Edmonton Homeless
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44
Derelict Chic Fireplaces
Derelict Chic Fireplaces
The Philadelphia Fire Barrel is Just Like Being Homeless
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43
Preteen Eco Designers
Preteen Eco Designers
12-Year-Old Designs 'Home Dome' From Recycled Products
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Street Kid Barista Schools
Street Kid Barista Schools
Homeless Youth Get a Shot at Coffee-Making Jobs
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Haute Hobo Gloves
Haute Hobo Gloves
The U_mag++ October Editorial Features American Gloves
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Homeless By Choice
Homeless By Choice
Student Lives In His Truck for 19 Months
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Homeless Voting
Homeless Voting
Registering Park Benches as Addresses in Ohio
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Pavement Bedsheets (UPDATE)
Pavement Bedsheets (UPDATE)
The Le-Trottoir Lets You Experience Homelessness at Home
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Heat Map of the Homeless
Heat Map of the Homeless
Can You Say Big Brother?
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Compassion Through Metaphors
Compassion Through Metaphors
Brazilian Organization Uses Comparisons for the Homeless
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Striated Public Housing
Striated Public Housing
LA's Contemporary Carver Apartments by Michael Maltzan Architecture
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Hobo Editorials
Hobo Editorials
F***ing Awesome's Anti-Model Photoshoot is Really Awesome
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Homeless Musican Fashion Designers
Homeless Musican Fashion Designers
The Crazy Robertson
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Robots For The Homeless
Robots For The Homeless
Transformer Guerrilla Sleeping Spaces For the Shelterless
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Vagabond Villas
Vagabond Villas
Beautiful Spring Gardens is a Scintillating Shelter for the Homeless
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30
Guerrilla Benching
Guerrilla Benching
Green-Space Loving Activists Drill Down New Seats Around London
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Hobo Chic Fur
Hobo Chic Fur
Luxirare Creates an In-Between Season Coat With Floating Fur Atop Sheer Organza
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Destitute Dolls
Destitute Dolls
New American Girl Homeless Doll Raises Questions About Morals
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Homeless Kidtography
Homeless Kidtography
'Abandoned' by Coral Fletcher Captures an Orphaned Child
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Homeless Emotionography
Homeless Emotionography
Keith Harris Looks Into the Souls of the Unfortunate in ‘On the Stre
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Guerrilla Campaign for Homeless
Guerrilla Campaign for Homeless
Vitae Shelters
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Soup Kitchens for Pets
Soup Kitchens for Pets
The Animal Board
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Ragtag Unisex Fashion
Ragtag Unisex Fashion
Telfar Spring 2010 Takes Hobo Chic to New Heights (or Depths?)
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Vagabond Menswear
Vagabond Menswear
Byblos Creates Shabby Layered Looks for Fall 2009
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Homeless Chic
Homeless Chic
Runways & Trend Setters Channel Fashions of the Flat-Broke
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Hobo Chic Campaigns
Hobo Chic Campaigns
Topshop Spring 2010 Denim Ads Are a Fashionable Mess
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Street Life Awareness Campaigns
Street Life Awareness Campaigns
Jan Moucha's Subversive Homelessness Posters
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Hobo Glam
Hobo Glam
Diesel Black Gold Fall 2009 Show Mixed Frumpy Streetwear With Sparkle
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Mock Ad Advertising
Mock Ad Advertising
W Magazine Juxtaposes High Fashion and Homelessness
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Hobo Geishas
Hobo Geishas
Step into the Surreal World of Igor Corzh Photography
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Eco Poverty Camping
Eco Poverty Camping
Tents and Tarps Give Hope to the Homeless in Dignity Village
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14
Haute Street Hustlers
Haute Street Hustlers
Designer-Clad Hanne Gaby Odiele in Dazed and Confused
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Homeless Couture
Homeless Couture
Cheap Monday Gets a Distressed, Torn and Acid-Washed Makeover
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Luxury for the Homeless (UPDATE)
Luxury for the Homeless (UPDATE)
Faux-Cardboard or Clochard Duvet Covers
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Savvy Soliciting Signage
Savvy Soliciting Signage
10 Hilarious Signs of Homeless Cleverly Competing for Coin
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Secret Underground Home
Secret Underground Home
Homeless "Mole Man"
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Homeless Humor
Homeless Humor
Clever Street Solicitations That Are Sure to Turn Some Heads
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Cardboard Box Beds
Cardboard Box Beds
Nikolay Suslov Designs for Nomads and the Homeless
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Humanizing Street Shoots
Humanizing Street Shoots
Alex Welsh Exposes the Struggles of the Impoverished
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Homeless Hipster Shoots
Homeless Hipster Shoots
The Original Hipster is a Social Commentary on Wealth and Class
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Alternative Homeless Shelters
Alternative Homeless Shelters
The EDAR Project Provides Mini Mobile Units
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Guerilla Socialvertising
Guerilla Socialvertising
The Alex Seo Crisis Campaign Creates Awareness Through Startling Imagery
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Inflatable Homeless Shelters
Inflatable Homeless Shelters
The ParaSITE Project
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Homeless Haute Couture
Homeless Haute Couture
Steven Meisel Snaps Shabby-Chic in 'Performance' for Vogue Italia (UPDATE)
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Mobile Homeless Homes
Mobile Homeless Homes
The Paul Elkins Shelter is Almost Too Cozy Looking
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