Secret Rooms Installed In Milan’s Abandoned Manholes
These secret rooms installed in Milan’s abandoned manholes have been created in order to raise awareness about the harsh living conditions some people have to face on a regular basis. The abandoned manholes were redesigned by artist Biancoshock in Milan’s Lodi district in Italy.
Biancoshock wants to make people think more about the less fortunate. He wants to take our imagination further and to make us think about how life would be without a home. “If some problems can not be avoided, make them comfortable.” says the artist on his website.
He calls his series of redesigned manholes, turned into secret rooms, Borderlife, each manhole depicting a different room. One is the shower, one is a kitchen and the other one is the hallway leading to the living room.
Manholes are very tight and compact spaces. Every abandoned and unsecured manhole is a potential threat to people because they can get seriously injured if they fall into one of them. At the same time, these manholes can provide shelter for homeless people.
This is where Biancoshock got his inspiration from. After watching how people created a secret and exclusive underground society in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, the artist decided to redecorate the abandoned manholes from Milan, Italy. This will definitely raise awareness to more and more people about harsh living conditions.
Be sure to take a look at this amazing documentary portraying the life of homeless people from Bucharest, Romania, who live in the underground sewer system. They have apartments, electricity, cable and a very well structured hierarchy. They follow only their leader, nicknamed Bruce Lee.