Görtschitztal Echoes

January 11, 2017

The team of Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt conducts a field research project in the polluted landscape of Görtschitztal, where soil and cattle fodder were contaminated by waste from local factories. One aim of the project is to retrieve images of Görtschitztal which go beyond that of the "poisoned valley", which dominate the media reports. At the moment we gather data relating to the inside- and outside-perceptions of the echoes of this "hidden landscape". Together with students of Klagenfurt University we made fieldtrips and interviewed inhabitants of Görtschitztal to learn more about their point of view. First results will be presented in our workshop in February 2017.