a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Casinha. Solution?

 Tired of the visual polution caused by the homeless, a charity foundation in São Paulo created little wooden houses that fit one small person in and that come with a mattress and a blanket. Yes, they look like dog houses. Does it mean the homeless have been upgraded from nothing to pets? [It's All Lies]

The 'casinhas' were given out last Sunday and on Tuesday the city took them away. [Folha de São Paulo]

It's a tough situation. I find them degrading but the homeless that had received them were upset when they lost them. Out of a context, they sound horrible. But the context - the brazilian street reality - is much worse.

Meanwhile, the homeless...