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Life and death at Lake Palcacocha: Environmental uncertainty in the Peruvian Andes // Part II

Text by Noah Walker-Crawdford; Image by Alexander Luna; –-– In February 2017, national and local authorities gathered to discuss strategies for handling flood risk at Palcacocha and implementing the definitive project. Admiral Zimmerman, a representative of the Peruvian Prime Minister, had flown in to push the stalling efforts forward. Zimmerman was a former Navy commander who had been tasked with overseeing disaster risk management in…


existing territory

The research in the UK and the meeting at the LSE raised the question if the KR-I is, or has ever been existing in its form of an autonomous region. Lacking territorial and economical sovereignty, it is certainly not in its current – post referendum – state. As a result the conflict of the recent past pulls the region rather away from a possible independence…


october 8th – hennigsvaer

I stumbled across a piece by Marguerite Humeau today. That was somewhat unexpected. The Kaviar Factory is the Boros’ Bunker of the north; but with a better view.

a memory scan

Unless I find a way to merge myself into landscape or to declare my bruises and scratches that I collected while hiking to be artworks, I have to rely on digital scanning techniques. Eventually, everything will either be build from quads, cubes, pixels or triangles.

November 20th – man-made moon

Yesterday I learned about the word „Wüstung“ in an exhibition by Lois Weinberger. The english term „devastation“ sounds even more final to me. He said, nature is always in order; . I wonder if this will be the case after we left our planet devastated.

what makes it more real than in a sepia image

In my accommodation in Kabelvåg, old sepia photos and drawings are covering the wooden walls. Kabelvåg must have had an eventful past with town assembly and festivities. People wore festive garments and the little market square was decorated nicely. Like the glass protecting the photo paper, there’s a coating between the now and then, and the us and them. I have no idea how these…



Svolvaer is the capital of Lofoten. It is – like most towns in Lofoten (yes, in Lofoten) located on the eastern side of the islands, where the weather is calmer than on the western half, which is facing the Atlantic Ocean. The view from here to the norwegian mainland is stunning. The people in Svolvaer are – and have always been – depending on fishing….


Höchster Förderturm der Welt

Rund um das Göttelborner Feld lassen sich Kohlegräbereien bis ins 15. Jahrhundert zurückverfolgen – und die Grube Göttelborn war eine der wichtigsten Gruben des Saarlandes. Im Jahr 2000 wurde hier nach über 100 Jahren die letzte Schicht gefahren. Nur sechs Jahre zuvor war der futuristische Förderturm über Schacht IV fertiggestellt worden. Er kostete 200 (!) Mio. Euro und ist mit 87 m der weltweit höchste…


Rietveld und Ente

Saint-Martin d’Oydes. Auf der Ruine des alten Bauernhofs hat Rüdiger sich ein Haus gebaut. Aus Lehm, Stroh und dem Dachstuhl einer Schule in Mönchengladbach. Nachdem er bereits aus Garzweiler wegen des Braunkohleabbaus umgesiedelt worden war, siedelte er ein zweites Mal nach seiner Scheidung um. Seine Ziegen heißen Dolly, Püppchen, Tilly, Obelix, Zicke, Zora, Roxane, Cleverle, Tina, Bibbi und Coco.