The study of the built environment has taken on special significance in the current economic downturn. Driven by the collapse of the global real estate market, much of the nation has been visibly affected by the recession. Entire skyscrapers wait for businesses to fill them while formerly booming cities could house whole towns in their vacant condominiums. Photographer and sociologist David Schalliol engages the discourse about the recession through his Isolated Building Studies.
David Schalliol is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. He is academically and artistically interested in issues of social stratification and meaning in the social and physical worlds. In addition to his sociological and photographic activities, David plays an active role on several websites, including his work as Founder and Editor of metroblossom and Managing Editor of Gapers Block.
www.davidschalliol.com | @metroblossom