The (ontological) politics of fog capture

A significant part of my PhD fieldwork in coastal Peru was spent with a geographer whom I call Sergio. Over a period of several months, Sergio tried to get at the locations around Lima where fog was such that it could be captured and contained as a volume of measureable water. In this article, I describe aspects of this work, reflect on the ontological politics of fog, and draw some conclusions on the politics of fog oasis ecosystem conservation in the Peruvian capital. The text is available online on Anthropology Today’s website, and here.