Michele Palazzi – Corso 3 Master 2006/07
Daily Life, Primo Premio Storie
MONGOLIA, BLACK GOLD HOTEL
In the last decade the economy of Mongolia has grown at an unprecedented rate, with GDP expanding by more than 10 percent per year.
All this mostly depends on the mining industry: attracted by the large deposits of copper, gold and most of all coal, all of the industry’s global giants invest in this Central Asian country.
In this deregulated environment, local populations and traditional ways of life based on ancestral nomadic herding are undergoing a crisis.
Many families have left their activities and moved to urban centers in search of work opportunities, often slipping into economic and social poverty.
Others, however, try to resist, dealing every day with pollution, dusts that poison the vegetation, and more difficult living conditions.