Edith Altman

Our Neighbor John

Government Issue / Street Peoples Sleeper

The Street People's Sleeper was a government issued portable homeless person shelter made of cardboard, manufactured in Illinois. The idea was to unify the look of homeless peoples' dwellings.


John's opinion, "It's stupid because nobody's going to walk around [with a cardboard house]. It's a message, Hey, I'm  homeless person, look at me! It's ridiculous, there has to be another way."