On Sunday 2 June at the Southbank Centre, Richard Sennett discussed his recent book, ‘Together’, as part of the London Lit Festival 13. ‘Together’ argues that co-operation needs more than good will – it is a craft that requires skill.
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From 29 May – 12 June, London based orgaisation Zamyn host their biennial Cultural Forum. International figures from politics, business, academia and the arts will converge to debate the movement of people, resources, cultural artefacts and capital across borders, and the challenges of economic and environmental sustainability.
Richard Sennett discussed whether there is a global democracy of scholarship, or a corporatisation of ‘banks’ of knowledge on Monday 3 June, and Saskia Sassen discussed The Foreigner: Exiles and migrants on Wednesday 29th May, both at the Tate Modern.
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The RIBA’s landmark exhibition, Charles Correa: India’s Greatest Architect, opened in May, celebrating the work of former Cities Programme lecturer Charles Correa. The exhibition is accompanied by a season of talks and events, ‘Out of India’, exploring stories and influences from modern urban India. For full details on the exhibition and talks, visit the RIBA website.
As part of the programme of accompanying events, Richard Sennett joined Charles Correa in conversation with Joseph Rykwer to discuss the continuing relevance and value of symbols as an element of contemporary design. Saskia Sassen and Tony Travers joined a panel discussion on the 28 May about the Indian metropolis in the twenty first century.
LSE Cities has launched a new free online resource, supported by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, which shows the impact of economic recession and recovery in over 150 of Europe’s largest metropolitan areas.
Drawing on forecasting data previously unavailable to the public, the European Metromonitor features an interactive map, offering users the chance to browse data visualisations showing how the financial crisis has affected European cities.
The European Metromonitor, currently in Beta mode, will be developed in the coming months to include expert commentaries and city-level case studies. The website will also allow public, private and third sector stakeholders to interact with the platform to share their local perspectives on the impact of the current economic recession.
To browse the European Metromonitor and the interactive map, visit http://labs.lsecities.net/eumm/home/
Over the course of 2013, Theatrum Mundi is curating a series of salons, ‘Negotiating Spaces’. Spilt into four parts – Time, Knowledge, Place and Public – the salons will bring together artists, curators, musicians, designers and social scientists to discuss the changing face of space and place in art production and engagement.
From 29 May – 12 June, London based orgaisation Zamyn hosted their biennial Cultural Forum. International figures from politics, business, academia and the arts will converge to debate the movement of people, resources, cultural artefacts and capital across borders, and the challenges of economic and environmental sustainability.
As part of the series of eight public events, Richard Sennett discussed whether there is a global democracy of scholarship, or a corporatisation of ‘banks’ of knowledge on Monday 3 June, and Saskia Sassen discussed The Foreigner: Exiles and migrants on Wednesday 29th May, both at the Tate Modern.
In collaboration with Dome of Visions, Theatrum Mundi occupied the temporary Dome -built by NCC- on Copenhagen’s harbour front, for six days in April, conducting an interdisciplinary design charette to imagine what can be done to repair the leftover spaces in this part of Copenhagen. This repair might be physical, temporal, sonic, visual, political, or a mixture of all this. With daily interventions (masterclasses and crits) from established creators in our network, the meeting resulted in a new conversation about urban life and in a public exhibition of the outcomes on the final day, with participation from the municipal authorities.
Contributors: Richard Sennett, Andrew Todd, Peter Gregson, Gry Worre Hallberg, Silas Harrebye, Edwin Heathcote, Hana Loftus, Markus Miessen, Nick Ryan.
Saskia Sassen, founding member of the Urban Age and long-time contributor to LSE Cities, has won the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award in Social Sciences for 2013.
This award, convened by the Prince of Asturias Foundation honours contributions to the encouraging and promoting the scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind’s universal heritage, and is given in the Arts, Communication and Humanities, Literature, Sports, Social Sciences, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation and Concord. The jury commended Sassen’s contributions to the study of globalization and urban studies, in particular highlighting her work on the concept of global cities.
For full details, see the announcement on the Columbia website.
Suzi Hall’s book “City, Street and Citizen” has been reviewed by Tim May in the journal Symbolic Interaction. To read the review, click here.
Saskia Sassen joins Tony Travers, Yuresh Sinha and Vivek Nanda in a talk chaired by Sunand Prasad at RIBA, to discuss whether India’s great urban engine rooms in danger of crippling its rise. This talk forms part of the ‘Out of India’ season of talks and events, exploring stories and influences from modern urban India, in conjunction with the exhibition, Charles Correa: India’s Greatest Architect.
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