Creative Infrastructure is back, recharged, with a new look and a renewed focus on “thoughts and ideas about infrastructure for the arts.” Infrastructure for the arts is physical (the art studio, the rehearsal room), institutional (organizations, norms, systems), and personal (education, self-care). In its public policy and planning usage, “infrastructure,” refers to the roads, bridges, or power grids that make human interaction – and commerce – possible. In the 21st century, “infrastructure” includes digital infrastructure too: the fiber optics, cell towers, and servers that make it possible for you to read this blog on a handheld device. Just as the infrastructure required for communication has evolved from telegraph to telephone to wireless, so too infrastructure for the arts evolves over time – and across all of three dimensions of that infrastructure. Over the next several months, I’ll be posting about these evolutionary changes in our physical, personal, and institutional infrastructure environment and practices (and, occasionally, cooking).

So…goodbye wordcloud:

old word cloud

Hello Ouroboros:

ouroboros temp



About lindaessig

Linda Essig is Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at Cal State LA and principal/owner of Creative Infrastructure LLC. The opinions expressed on creativeinfrastructure are her own and not those of Cal State LA. You can follow her on twitter @LindaInPhoenix.
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