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This chapter shows the widely felt sense of boredom among Bucharest’s homeless population to be not just psychosocial but also infrastructural. The chapter shows boredom to be entangled with the planning and development of new urban spaces to manage Bucharest’s growing homeless population. This includes formally planned spaces such as shelters and day centers but also the informal squatter camps that developed in the discarded spaces of the city. The placement of these sites has the effect of removing homeless persons from the socially valued and centrally located spaces of urban life. Whether at the shelter, the day center, or...

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