Author: Lovelee, Amanda,Rukhsana Nezam, Mallory, and Taylor, Johanna K.
Publication Year: 2021
Media Type: Blog post
This op-ed from Next City outlines the case for art as infrastructure, particularly in pursuit of equity.
In creating an infrastructure to support a strong collective future, we cannot forget that people and the planet should be at the heart of this work even in “traditional” infrastructure projects. We must consider who each project is for, whose daily lives are prioritized, who is leading the redesign and how systems are interconnected. Because infrastructure can enable or hinder access to safety, health, and opportunity, it holds incredible power to ameliorate or exacerbate inequity. People’s daily activities are interconnected in civic and environmental systems, what AbouMaliq Simone calls “people as infrastructure.” Infrastructure is about people and the planet, led by people and for the collective good of people and our shared environment.
Arts & Intersections: Infrastructure
Categories: Transportation & Infrastructure