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Leftover Rightunder: Finding Architectural Potential in Found Materials

By Wes Janz, designed by Jerome Daksiewicz
96 pages
Perfect bound paperback
5.5” x 8.5”
Edition of 2500

Our planet's poorest people are also its largest construction force. Whether recent immigrants to growing cities or the last residents in shrinking cities, these occupiers have a great need and, often, no choice but to self-build. They use whatever can be found to create places to live, to work, and perhaps hide.Leftover Rightunder highlights selected projects from ten years of Wes Janz's efforts to showcase these people's work in the design and education communities of which he is a member. 

Wes Janz, PhD, RA, is a professor of architecture at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. In 2006, he was the recipient of the university's Outstanding Teaching Award. He is the founder of onesmallproject, a collection of global and local initiatives that foreground the lives of people many observers consider to be in need or at risk. Janz was one of five finalists for the inaugural Curry Stone Design Prize, an international award established in 2008 to recognize and encourage breakthrough projects that "engage communities at the fulcrum of change, raising awareness, empowering individuals and fostering collective revitalization ." He is married to Marcia Stone and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.