Ethnographers and Civic Data Infrastructure: Insights from Environmental Activists (Tim Schütz)

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Environmental civic data are data that help turn entangled economic, environmental and public health issues into matters of public concern. Activists encounter data gaps but also collect huge amounts of data over years of work. Both point to a need for civic data infrastructure and many ways how such infrastructure should be designed, governed and sustained going forward. Building connections between communities facing environmental injustice is of particular importance. Based on collaborative research on the Taiwanese petrochemical company Formosa Plastics, I will share insights from building a lively archive and teaching civic data skills to undergraduate students.

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January 1, 2021 - 11:32pm

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Schütz, Tim. 2021. Ethnographers and Civic Data Infrastructure: Insights from Environmental Activists. Abstract for 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, March 22-27, 2021.

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Tim Schütz, "Ethnographers and Civic Data Infrastructure: Insights from Environmental Activists (Tim Schütz)", contributed by Tim Schütz, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 2 January 2021, accessed 13 August 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/ethnographers-and-civic-data-infrastructure-insights-environmental-activists-tim-schütz