The Political side of the Landscape
The essay explores the political dimension materialized by the landscape for the Ikoots indigenous people of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Oaxaca, México) in the context of the socio-environmental conflicts triggered by the installation of mega wind farms in the region. These large-scale wind farms, advancing through aggressive land grabbing, are also causing a kind of ‘landscape grabbing’, that is a radical and abrupt transformation of the landscape that seems to endanger indigenous self-determination in a more radical and sneaky way than ever before.