Industrial Worlds

Industrial worlds form a significant part of lithium worlds. Over the past decades they have driven the rapid expansion of its extraction, both through real and projected demand. But they also form, grow and evolve when lithium is extracted and processed. Their logics and the practices that are part of them and go to shape them, as well as what happens when they encounter and interact with other worlds are explored here.

Norway’s next industrial adventure is built on lithium

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Futures, Green Economy, Industrial Worlds

Several companies are currently planning to build battery cell Gigafactories in Norway. Although the emerging industry is promising new ‘green’ economic growth for the oil-dependent country, it is reliant on lithium and other raw materials that are extracted elsewhere.

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Lithium threatens the heritage of Cáceres

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Extractions, Industrial Worlds, Local Resistances

An open-pit mine located next to the city protected by UNESCO is facing key decisions in the coming weeks. In this area alone mining...

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“When we started, no one believed us”: Bolivia’s Electric Car

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Futures, Green Economy, Industrial Worlds

Get to know the story and people behind Quantum Motors, the Bolivian company producing Electric Vehicles in Cochabamba....

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Río Grande
Portrait of an Industrial Village

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Industrial Worlds, Salt flat ecologies

Río Grande is a small town full of trucks. This is the first post in a series of portraits that ask why and explore the history of a village whose history is deeply entangled with the industry of the region.

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