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A Market For…

Accra: a marketplace

A stall selling water by the sachet can be frequently spotted in and around Accra where many homes have limited access to mains water.

Thought for today – for every neighbourhood: the proximity of individual dwellings to infrastructure – water, electricity, lighting, covered sewage, internet connectivity,…; the social dynamics that enable or deny access and to whom, and in what contexts; the markets that spring up to either extend access to those who don’t be default have access, or to make it more convenient for those already do; and the technologies that are being created to make those markets feasible.

Lastly – how the whole dynamic changes as more of what we consider to be ‘infrastructure’ is bundled into ever smaller packages and becomes increasingly mobile?