Mongolia is a country in transition. A once (and very long-time) rural population is being rebuilt around cities. This rapidly changing world is guided not by seasons nor rainfall nor nomadic impulses but by the development of a market economy.

This photographic series tracks these changes in ways of life by following the once rural, now urbanized population into their new way of life. The transition from large open spaces to cities has occasioned enormous social adjustments and underscores the seismic transformations that Mongolian society is undergoing.

In particular, the project focuses on the relationship between families and their new environments; in other words, how they use and occupy the urban space.

—Lucile Chombart De Lauwe