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Urban artist Biancoshock has converted Milanese manholes into tiny rooms to spotlight the extreme conditions people around the world are forced to live in.

The satirical intervention – titled ‘Borderlife’ – draws specifically from living standards in Bucharest, where more than 600 people call the city’s sewers home.

Biancoshock's 'Borderlife' in Milan's manholes
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‘If some problems cannot be avoided, make them comfortable,’ Biancoshock says ironically.

The artist describes his work as ‘ephemeral experiences’ that play with the urban landscape of European cities.

He made the headlines in 2012 with a stress-reducing installation at a Milan bus stop, where customers could kill time waiting for their bus by bursting bubble wrap.

Biancoshock's 'Borderlife' in Milan's manholes
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[via StreetArtNews]

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