One billion leftover people-- squatters, self-builders, slum dwellers, informal settlers, and displaced persons--claim leftover spaces in cities and live in unauthorized dwellings made of scavenged, leftover materials.

We seek to understand the experiences and phenomena that shape their world. In turn, we invite you to follow our own journey, as we travel from Midwest to West Coast, from classroom to soup kitchen, from booming border settlement to shrinking factory town.

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