The “Infrastructural Turn”

One of the big questions I am interested in in this project is what infrastructure is in place to help us weather (or endure) the city or the city endure weather – specifically, stormwater management systems and seawalls.

My colleague Astrida Neimanis just alerted me to the “infrastructural turn” in the humanities – as stated by Anthropologist Andrea Ballestero here: http://culturesofenergy.com/andrea-ballestero-on-infrastructure-sponges-and-aquifers/

Timely!

Interestingly when I type “infrastructure” into Google the first images are of spaghetti junction freeways. This makes me think of my little piece of analytical activism on the Climate Change Risk Assessment for the M5 in Sydney: http://m5eis.org/2016/01/12/westconnex-postpones-planning-for-climate-change-off-to-detailed-design-phase/

I am sure these things are related!

CARS. Do I really have to write about CARS!?

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