My PhD research investigates mining governance in Indonesia particularly where industrial mining interfaces with artisanal and small scale mining operations. My research is inspired by my previous and current working experiences engaging with mining companies, governments, civil society and ASM miners in South east Asia especially Indonesia. I have also engaged with
international organisations as a consultant for social and governance aspects of mining.
(2019 - photo montage)
“The visibility of the invisible” explores the marginalised position of artisanal, and small scale mining operations in the context of sustainable mining governance in Indonesia. The selected photos were taken during my field research in 2018. I visited several villages in Gorontalo and North Sulawesi Provinces where industrial mining operations interface with artisanal, and small scale mining activities.