Toxic Inheritance: A Graphic Essay

The graphic essay Toxic Inheritance by anthropologist Amelia Fiske in collaboration with graphic designer Jonas Fischer gives intimate insights into the effects of oil extraction in the Ecuadorean rainforest. Based on Fiske’s ethnographic PhD project, the essay visualizes the different types of hazardous waste emitted by the oil industry in the Ecuadorean Amazon, ranging from oil spills to gas flaring. Get to know what toxicity means to people living just on top of oilfields in the middle of the rainforest.

© 2021 Amelia Fiske (text) & Jonas Fischer (illustrations). Used by permission. A previous version of this graphic article was published by The Nib.