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Guided tour through the Humboldt Lab with Beril Ocaklı
Gold rush, exploitation and conflicts. How mining is dividing societies
When? 12 March 2022, 16.00-17.30
Where? Humboldt Lab (at the Humboldt Forum), Schloßplatz, 10178 Berlin
Earth is rich in natural resources – but their extraction often disrupts social natures. The institutional economist and geographer Beril Ocaklı specialises in resource extractivism in Central Asia. On a guided tour through the exhibition ‘After Nature’ she gives insights into her research and the many faces of exploiting nature.
Beril Ocaklı is an international cooperation professional turned academic. After facilitating different transdisciplinary projects in Eurasia, she returned to academia for critically questioning discourses and practices of economic development, political institutions and resource extraction. The institutional economist and geographer researches different extractive infrastructures. Most recently, based at IRI THESys, she finalised her doctoral research on Kyrgyzstan's gold rush and resistance.
The tour will be held in German together with Imke Küsten from the Humboldt Lab.
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Photo credits: Janarbek Joldoshbaev (RFE/RL)