Homelessness is a growing problem not only in the United States but in other countries across the world.
According to National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, in the U.S. alone, more than 3.5 million people are experience homelessness each year. That number alone shows that this is a growing problem.
But, urban planners have chosen a design that doesn't help the problem....it prevents any sort of help actually. They would install spikes outside of buildings or possible sleeping areas to prevent anyone from laying down.
However, a London-based group got tired of seeing how society treats homeless individuals.
So, they started a project called "Space, Not Spikes," a movement where they turn the uncomfortable spike areas into welcoming, cozy places.
“[The spikes don’t] get rid of the problem of homelessness, [they] doesn’t get rid of the problem of poverty it just pushes it out so it is no longer your problem so you no longer have to look at it and that is really selfish,” Leah Borremeo, one of the artists, toldThe Guardian.