Imagining Relational Infrastructures

Kenneth Bailey and Keller Easterling, Nonprofit Quarterly
Description / Summary

Communities are essential infrastructures. Infrastructures can be relational; they can be about improving the ways in which communities work and play together to improve quality of public life. We think new infrastructures can be co-designed, built, and managed by communities. Infrastructure can even be rules and or procedures for how things go together. And those who work as cultural, spatial, technological mixologists may offer some practical suggestions for realignments with enormous impacts relative to their cost. If we suppose that even 35% of the funding from the bill had to land in the hands of communities, here are some suggestions to nourish an imagination about community and family infrastructures.