Over the past year, Dark Matter Labs has been reimagining infrastructures with stakeholders throughout Europe, including the EIT Climate-KIC Healthy, Clean Cities Deep Demonstration.
This article is a lightly edited extract from a full-length version, first published on Dark Matter Labs’ blog.
It has often been stated that societies, civilisations and cities live or die by the infrastructure they build.
Many of the current infrastructures across our cities and wider society are no longer fit for purpose. In some cases, they are on the brink of collapse.
Furthermore, we are at risk of building the wrong infrastructures for the civilisation of the 21st and 22nd centuries.
What are the social, ecological, cultural, economic, physical, and institutional infrastructures that are necessary for this (...)