Technology has changed the way we engage with institutions and one another, and reshaped foundational elements that underpin civil society. Innovation can have immensely positive impact or create outsized destruction. Additionally, in a world that is increasingly connected through digital means, we need to develop a new understanding of what infrastructure is and what it can do for us.
We support work that advances physical, technological infrastructure, and helps individuals and institutions develop resiliency in order to adapt to ongoing cultural and technological upheaval.
Reorient the popular understanding of infrastructure
We aim to promote a new understanding of modern infrastructure, which includes reimagining physical infrastructure as built around the inclusion of human and social infrastructure as key elements.
Establish new ways of thinking about the built environment
We intend to interrogate the following questions: How can technology enable us to deliver better infrastructure? What is the infrastructure we need in the United States to support the continued growth of the digital economy? How can infrastructure development promote equitable opportunity to engage with the innovation economy?
Promote healthy social infrastructure in the digital space
We aim to better understand the ways individuals engage with each other and with social institutions online, the impacts of data collection, use and sharing, and the impacts of omnipresent technology.