Cite as: Green, Sarah. (2017), "When infrastructures fail: an ethnographic note in the middle of an Aegean crisis". In P. Harvey, C. Bruun Jensen, and A. Morita (eds), Infrastructures and Social Complexity: a companion. p.p. 271-283. Culture, Economy and the Social (CRESC). London: Routledge
An analysis of the simultaneous collapse of two infrastructures in Greece in the summer of 2015: the banking system, which was closed during the Greek referendum on whether to accept further austerity measures from the EU in return for more bailout money; and an overwhelming number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece, leading to an inability to adequately manage the situation. The paper argues that these two 'crises' point to the deep levels of interdependence between locations.