The integration in the cash economy challenges the Nambi and Marema villages in Northern Namibia. The two villages are located between the Okavango River and a mopane forest. Traditionally, villagers secure their livelihoods mainly through the use and management of the surrounding natural resources. Yet, subtle changes are occurring, sometimes inspirational, at others questionable. What are the consequences for the environment, health, and social lives of these communities?
Emily Mutota shares her perspective from 01.02.2019 until Easter in an exhibition presented at the Zeughaus Library, Senckenbergstrasse 3 in Giessen. The citations and several pictures exhibited were produced using a participatory photographing method called Photovoice. This method generated the bulk of the data used by Emily for her PhD research, which she currently conducts within the International PhD Program for Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development, FB09, led by Ernst-August Nuppenau and coordinated by Stephanie Domptail.