In the highlands of Michoacán, Mexico, the residents of the village of Urequío have built their own water infrastructure, drawing on groundwater sources for access to running water. Residents maintain infrastructure and manage contamination risks in the absence of government support and in a context of vast outmigration, leveraging partnerships between current and former residents to understand and address interconnected environmental and technological challenges. I will share my experiences in the participatory construction of the Urequío Infrastructure Archive, documenting these transnational processes of infrastructure knowledge exchange, and the broader potential of open-access archiving in supporting communities’ responses to environmental challenges.
Hakim, Gina. 2021. Building Public Works Across Borders: The Potential of Open Access Community Archiving. Abstract for 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, March 22-27, 2021.
Gina Hakim, "Building Public Works Across Borders: The Potential of Open Access Community Archiving (Gina Hakim)", contributed by Gina Hakim, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 2 January 2021, accessed 13 August 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/building-public-works-across-borders-potential-open-access-community-archiving-gina-hakim