BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY
Towards a closer sky,
Above the thoughts of men.
A world being modified by the hands of men, still rooted on earth, but changing its very ways of reaching the sky.
Mongolia's whole traditional planet is being transformed at an unprecedented, unforeseen speed. It is a race towards urbanisation: almost 70% of the Mongolian population, once nomadic, now lives in towns and cities. The changing climate, with its unbearable harsh winters called zud (causing the death of livestock), is one of the leading causes.
Mongolia, known as "The Land of The Eternal Blue Sky", is the largest sparsely populated country in the world, counting 3 million inhabitants, mainly Buddhists, but with many still widely practising shamanism and animism. As they move to the city, they settle down in the outskirts, in the polluted ger districts, totally lacking access to modern infrastructure.