Investigating the impact of mining in Bolivia
Sonandes’ group of researchers are currently working in the large-scale lithium mining territory of Potosí, Pulacayo (Bolivia). Their aim is to investigate and to share knowledge on this region and its urge to develop mobility and connectivity technologies. Their study proposes a diptych juxtaposing the largest lithium salt deposit on the planet in the Salar of Thunupa (Bolivia) and the one in Potosí, which does not suffer yet from extractivism but probably will in a near future. It is an approach to deep listening, taking in the Andean worldviews of the local inhabitants, the human footprint on the soundscape and revealing the economic dynamics of a digitized world.