About Us

Kamituga Digital Gold is a cooperation between the Political Geography group of the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich and the Immersive Arts Space of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). – Scientific methods of political geography meet concepts of artistic research.

Field research in Kamituga, Democratic Republic of Congo: PhD candidate Gabriel Kamundala (center, with face mask) among local mining workers. ZHdK ©2021

Political Geography Group:

  • Research, interviews, 3D scans, videos, photographs: Gabriel Kamundala, PhD candidate, Department of Geography, University of Zurich
  • Group leader, supervision and textual content: Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers, Assistant Professor Department of History and Cultures – Geography Unit, University of Bologna
  • Dr. Muriel Côte, Associate senior lecturer, Department of Human Geography, University of Lund
Testing interactive settings for the exhibition in Zurich: Florian Christoph Bruggisser (left), Kristina Jungic (center) and Chris Elvis Leisi (right). ZHdK ©2021

Immersive Arts Space:

  • Scenography: Mariana Vieira Gruenig
  • Interaction Design, 3D Experience: Chris Elvis Leisi
  • Spatial Augmented Reality Engineer: Florian Christoph Bruggisser
  • Video editing, storytelling: Alan Sahin
  • Sound design: Patrycja Pakiela
  • Additional on location audio recordings: Alfred Borauzima
  • Translation, proofreading: Alliance Riziki Murhula, Edward Wright
  • Voice over: Shabnam Chamani, Rino Hosennen
  • Chief technician: Sébastien Schiesser
  • Production manager: Kristina Jungic
  • Project lead: Prof. Christian Iseli

Contact email: immersive.arts@zhdk.ch

Planet Digital

The exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich (February – May, 2022), of which Kamituga | Digital Gold formed one segment, focused on digitalization in the context of research projects. > More about Planet Digital.

Video impression from the KAMITUGA | DIGITAL GOLD exhibition in Zurich. © ZHdK2021