Man Builds Secret Apartment At Mall, Gets Away With It For Four Years

Published June 4, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Art or Squatting?
Either way, it’s awesome!
I’d live here, hell- look where I live now! This would be an improvement. Other than the bathroom situation, and having to live by mall hours, it’s a pretty legit arrangement.
Tell me what you think!
The links to the artists website have been removed. I will look, and post anything I find in the comments.


An artist in Providence, Rhode Island was apprehended the other day by mall security as he left the secret apartment he’d built almost four years ago, in an unused utility space in the mall’s parking garage. The apartment had no running water (they used mall bathrooms), but it did include “a sectional sofa and love seat, coffee and breakfast tables, chairs, lamps, rugs, paintings, a hutch filled with china, a waffle iron, TV and Sony Playstation 2,” according to the Boston Globe.

The man built the apartment with the help of seven other artists, and various people have lived in it over the past few years for up to three weeks at a time. The artist’s website about the project offers both an explanation of the “installation,” and a couple of long-winded apologies that sound suspiciously court-ordered—or to help him avoid getting the crap beat out of him the…

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