Thinking of infrastructure, my first thoughts would be of concrete. Over time, anything and everything can accrue to clog up something. That it is rooted in tradition and cemented [resistance is futile] in knowledge means the iconoclasts and freaks and non-conformists and innovators and obdurate work with a different adhesive. On this Super Saturday, we shall see the accumulation of all our traits writ large. Independence. Starkey would have a ‘genius of a people’ view, but at last his voice was heard and denied. How we must dissociate ourselves from it. Apparently, my lineage is from the Yankee exodus, that dissenting Protestantism I wrapped up quickly in denying the existence of a god, and moving to live overseas. Then there is symbolic accretion, and with statues chucked into rivers, the fluidity of who we are can improve.
illustration Rupert Loydell