Planting water in the Andes
[EN] Ancestral water conservation techniques in the andean highlands of Lima, in Peru, were put in practice to deal with climate change and the hydrological crisis. At more than 3,000 meters above sea level, the peasant community of San Pedro de Casta implements this knowledge to guarantee the future of its community and its territory. Inspired by the myths about their territory and the desire to preserve it, double digital exposure tries to condense their knowledge that attached them to their land.
The comuneros dedicate themselves to “planting and harvesting water”, activities that consist of implementing and distributing aquifer systems that capture water in the subsoil when the rains come. Through the construction of “amunas”, a quechua word that means to retain, they obtain water for agriculture and cattle raising.
This is an on-going project that questions how people are focused on maintaining their relationship with their territory in a climate change context.