Theatrum Mundi

Theatrum Mundi is a professional network of urbanists and artists that offers a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion about practices relating to cultural and public space in the city.

Theatrum Mundi is a professional network of urbanists and artists. It is a collective consisting of academics, architects, theatre makers, urban designers, filmmakers, planners, performing and visual artists and offers a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion about practices relating to cultural and public space in the city.

Through its projects TM aims to stimulate debate around ways to revitalise urban culture. Focussing on the public realm and spaces for culture in cities, its work explores alternative means to animate streets, squares, parks, libraries, and places for art and performance, along with expanding an understanding of where the ‘public’ happens and what the ‘public’ is.

The dialogue between art and society has long produced surprising results in both domains; we want to carry this discussion forward within the diverse contexts of contemporary urban life. While Theatrum Mundi encourages and hopes to stimulate practical outcomes, its role is that of a provocateur and enabler where ideas that link art and urbanism can be discussed and debated.

Theatrum Mundi, conceived by Richard Sennett in 2012, is currently is based in London and New York. However, these sites inform a broad scope of activities that hopes to spread and share across a wide network and diverse geographies. It organises workshops for small groups, panel discussions, public lectures, exhibitions and research.

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