informal dumpsite

Informal Dumpsite

For the past few months, I've been studying Environment and Sustainable Development at the University College London. Part of the program is to conduct field research in a developing country in the "Global South" and for the past four years, they've been researching in Lima, Peru. 

The two intense weeks spent in Lima, specifically in the informal settlement area of Chuquitanta was extremely eyeopening and humbling to say the least. Chuquitanta has a rich history, pre-dating the Incas by three thousand years. 

This post is not about our research, but if you'd like to learn more about it, here's a short YouTube clip of our findings and recommendations. 

This post however, is a photographic journey through one of the informal dumpsites in Chuquitanta.