This is a bit similar to one of the previous postings on the portable snail home and I remembered reading about it a few years ago in one of my other art classes and being intrigued by it.
This project kind of touches on the issue of what art is and how it can help promote social change, while attempting to break away from the art gallery scene and bring art to the people.
During the latter part Of the 1980s artist Krzysztof Wodiczko created a number of "homelessness vehicles" in collaboration with the homeless in New York, in an attempt to bring up the issues of poverty and homelessness in one of the world's wealthiest cities and to make it more visible. These portable living quarters were cleverly designed to provide their owners with a safe and dry place to sleep, as well as a secure place to store their belongings. The "living pods" were a success amongst the homeless but were quickly removed by the New York City authorities from the cityscape because they were said to bring to much attention to the homeless.