Structures documents the places homeless citizens of London, Ontario build for themselves along the central banks of the Thames River every year. A regional southwestern Ontario city suffering the gradual collapse of its manufacturing sector, London suffers chronic poverty and overwhelmed social services as it re-constructs its future. From season to season, chaotic shelters and multiple barriers to housing force many citizens to seek shelter outdoors every summer in remote locations along the Thames River. Photographs of these independently crafted venues for solitude, rest and recreation are intimate evidence of inequality. However, their innovative designs and locations are evidence the agency that marginalized citizens employ in the face of systemic neglect by government. These images reveal how the development of urban land is in fact decentralized, often autonomous, practice dictated by deep personal need, not just the authority of government, conservationists, or business. Exhibited at the 2015 Capture Photography Festival.

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