Like a Flower We Will Dry Upon the Earth

Lecture Abstract: This lecture looks at the making of the modern sewage system of Mexico City in a non-linear way. By doing this, we aim to look at each moment and place in this history within its own frameworks, acknowledging them as historical constructs while at the same time studying them within their own set of parameters and ideas. By doing so, we claim that in the making of these infrastructures, architectures, events, and their circulation in the media, the sewage system became a medium for the representation of indigenous people as marginal, criminal subjects in need for a modern state to reform them and to care for their needs.


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