Archive Ethnography

AOk. Discoverability.

Much of my personal research materials are open and available to be re-used under CC licenses. There are a few completely private spaces (where I am the only person that has access to...Read more

AOk. Grounds for working on recollecting Kenya's future

The archiving that RDS seeks to practice is not simply to “save” or “preserve” but primarily to provide grounds for further questions, working with people to take care of the data while also...Read more

AOk. Commercial encroachment.

This archive was designed against the growing commercial encroachment of public knowledge commons. I saw open research data (governance) as an incredibly important and time-sensitive...Read more

AOk. Affects.

Especially when I was in Nairobi, perhaps as a result of the worries of my interlocutors regarding government surveillance, I felt growing wariness about publishing openly. I became...Read more

Unruly archiving

  • Anhropology and archives in general focus on "relations, responsibilities, voices, bodies, legacies, and publics." (67)
  • Archive-imagining 
  • Archives are always becoming and in
  • ...Read more
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