Over the course of the last five decades, Richard Sennett has written about social life in cities, changes in labour, and social theory.
In his most recent sweeping study, one of the world’s leading thinkers about the urban environment traces the anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them.
His books include Families Against the City, The Hidden Injuries of Class, The Fall of Public Man, Authority, The Corrosion of Character, Respect, The Culture of the New Capitalism, Together, The Craftsman, and Building and Dwelling.
He has had a public career, first as founder of the New York Institute for the Humanities, then as President of the American Council on Work. For the last three decades he has served as a consultant to various bodies within the United Nations; most recently, he wrote the mission statement for Habitat III, the United Nation’s environmental congress. Five years ago, he created Theatrum Mundi, a research foundation for urban culture, whose board of trustees he now chairs.
Among other awards, he has received the Hegel Prize, the Spinoza Prize, an honorary doctorate from the University of Cambridge, and the Centennial Medal from Harvard University. In 2018, Britain awarded him an OBE.
Time: Arrivals from 7.15pm (7.30pm start)
Location: 42 ACRES Shoreditch, 66 Leonard Street***
Tickets: £12 General Admission
***Please note unfortunately 42 ACRES currently doesn’t have disabled access. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
About Resurgence Talks:
An exciting series of Resurgence events in London in association with 42 Acres Shoreditch. The monthly programme, inspired by the ideas of Resurgence covers a range of issues including the environment, arts, meditation and ethical living. All welcome.