A novel solution to the housing crunch

October 2, 2007

Dude built an apartment in the mall parking garage. Michael Townsend is his name, and he got inspired by an ad campaign for a mall being built in Providence RI that used the idea of metaphorically “living at the mall.” He started building it in 2003 and only just now got arrested. Here is his website devoted to the project. That sidebar quote from the NYT article just seems too good to be simply found, but I suspect it’s probably real, and hats off to the artist who ran with it. This makes me feel silly and subversive at heart, and that is a good way to be, I think.

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