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"Kamituga | Digital Gold" , an exhibition by Gabriel Kamundala

Digital Gold

"Kamituga | Digital Gold", is an immersive exhibition based on fieldwork by PGG's Ph.D. candidate Gabriel Kamundala. The exhibition was showcased at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich from Feb 11th, 2022 - June 6th, 2022.

The exhibition highlighted the political geographies, working conditions, cultural lives of the people, and minerals beneath the shiny surfaces of the mobile, computer, and cell phone industries worldwide. Through digital and physical constructions, the exhibit created an immersive art space where attendees were invited into the living and working spaces of small-scale gold miners, pickers, traders, and laborers in the Kamituga region (the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Of particular interest were the depictions of female laborers in the small-scale gold mining world in Congo.

The exhibit was co-created with Kamundala's supervisors, Timothy Raeymaekers and Muriel Côte, alumni at the Political Geography team, UZH.

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