Over the course of the last five decades, Richard Sennett has written about civic life in cities, social theory and the history of labour. 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.In 2012, Sennett founded Theatrum Mundi, a research foundation for urban culture.
Theatrum Mundi will be in residence at Civic House in June to work on ‘Making Cultural Infrastructure’ – their ongoing inquiry into how cities can create the necessary conditions for cultural production.Drawing on his extensive critical research into cities and urban culture, we have invited Richard to contribute to our wider discussion around the theme for this year’s Test Unit summer school – Material Flows.
From 8.30pm onwards, Civic House will host the Architecture Fringe festival Late Thursday social with food, drinks and music until midnight.More info on this event and others in the Archifringe programme here.
Tickets £6/8 available here.
*****PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately this event is not fully accessible to wheelchair users or may be difficult for people with mobility issues. We will be recording this event and all talks will be available online afterwards. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch on [email protected]******
Test Unit is a project by Agile City, with strategic support from A Feral Studio.
The project is generously funded by: Heritage Lottery Fund, Climate Challenge Fund, Creative Scotland.With support from: Glasgow Tool Library, The Whisky Bond