Bruno said with more homeless on the streets of Brighton and Hove than in past years, the need for change was greater than ever.
The way society treats rough sleepers at present is a “form of violence”, he said.
And…just who is Bruno?
University of Brighton psychologist Bruno De Oliveira is working with the street sleepers and between them they have come up with the idea of an art exhibition for next year’s Brighton Fringe.
Bruno is currently trying to raise £1,000 to provide rough sleepers with paints and canvasses and said the exhibition will go some way towards this end by demonstrating their skills and talents.
The homeless should be regarded like anyone else, people with aspirations and feelings and not people to be shunned and marginalised.
They won’t be. If they can stop themselves begging, stealing, getting drunk or high in public, and urinating and defecating where they lay.
They aren’t ‘shunned and marginalised’ for what they are, but for what they do.
He added: “The idea is not just to have a better understanding of homelessness but to bring social change and emancipation with the people I am working with.”
You’re asking a bit much of a bit of canvas and a paintbrush, chum!