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The notion of "leftover space" has always been of great interest to architects, but in the context of global urbanization it conjures a particularly visceral response.Leftover space in the sense of being ghettoized and depicting a sort of bare essentiality of being in architecture is not always easy to look at much less understand, especially for a profession whose responsibility is designing the structures that people will inhabit. For the most part, the issue of global poverty is translated through viral images of shanties infecting the landscape, peripheral slums leaching off the urban core, and pictures that instill fear of an assailant rise of diseased squatter cities. This not only demonizes the third world, it painfully reminds us of our own failures to address the infrastructural necessities of millions. However, these images narrate only part of the story for those who go on sifting through the remains of an urban evolution which has long since abandoned them

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