Assembling transnational toxic bodies: Embodying and mobilizing responsibility in the "Arica Victims KB v. Boliden Minerals AB" case
The project aims to explore how “toxic bodies” were assembled in Arica and other locations and then transnationally mobilized to the County Court of Skellefteå, Sweden. The exploration of this topic will comprise three interrelated components:
First, we explore the practices and devices through which the toxic environment in and around Polygono was embodied into certain “toxic bodies”. We will reconstruct in detail the emergence of the controversy regarding the toxic effects of the waste located on Polygono, from the initial uncertainty to the decision to sue Boliden. A special focus is on the interconnections between the resident’s social mobilization and the production of technoscientific devices supporting their claims.