In Phoenix, Arizona – where the sun is the rule – dry, forgotten pools are the exception. And in a post-recession, pre-dystopian America, more and more foreclosed or condemned properties are popping up. Empty factories, vacant foundations, abandoned strip malls and residential slums. Not all is lost. In places like Detroit, Los Angeles and Phoenix, what some might call “urban decay” or irrecoverable infrastructure has given new canvas to an entire generation of artists.