The SHOCK (NOT) HORROR project:

  • uniquely unpicks the potential for radical change through the allegory of medical trauma to challenge infrastructure stakeholders to move out of their comfort zone,

  • challenge the current organization of infrastructure in silos,

  • rethink the nature of shocks

  • devise new and transformative ways of thinking about infrastructure.

Specifically it will develop a new concept of infrastructure resilience, both by using shocks as a way of both highlighting the interdependencies of existing infrastructure systems (identifying the weak points), and improving infrastructure by restoring it to a better state after the shock (rather than re-instating what was there before the shock).