Thinking landscapes and people through ruins in Lugela District, Zambezia Province
Ruins are like archaeological sites not covered by sand. They stand in plain sight and as such they materially interpellate us. They engage us. They constantly flash stories and images of times gone by and yet so present, vivid yet quasi dead. They share aspirations and dreams that didn't come true but yet partially materialised. This short exposition of some ruins in Lugela District in the Digitalscape with its own mechanisms of inscribing memories and creating materialities, seeks to bring those aspirations and dreams to public engagement in a series of photographs that were taken between 2016-2018. This collection invites to rethink notions such as space and time as linear, but rather through the ruins embark on its fluidity and connect with the different emergences that such fluidity enables.
Anselmo Matusse, PhD thesis fieldwork 2016-2018
National Geographic Society; National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences- NIHSS_CODERSRIA
Portuguese, English, Manhaua
Lugela district, Zambezia Province,
In this photo we see an infrastructure which used to be used by a colonial tea estate Societe du Madal. That infrastructure was destroyed during the civil war in Mozambique.
This photograph shows an engine of a tractor that was abandoned in Lugela district that came in the area through aspirations of rural transformations through technology