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SSHRC Insight Grant

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Project: The Hidden Social Side of Productive Infrastructure

Funding Agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Date: 2022-2027

PI: Susan Fitzgerald (Dalhousie University)

Co-PI: Carmela Cucuzzella

Description: The Hidden Social Dimension of Infrastructure aims to uncover qualities of infrastructural spaces that enable societal, cultural, and environmental phenomena. Spaces associated with the production of waste, water, energy, and food are typically thought of as technical artefacts—only recognized as important for the services and commodities they produce—rather than the social resources that are generated within a productive infrastructure. When such infrastructures are inserted within neighborhoods, can they cultivate a culture of care for the community and the resources that make up these systems?

Research Assistants (Concordia):
Mark Filipowitz
Fatemeh Mehrzad

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