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.
Richard Sennett is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. His research interests include the relationship between urban design and urban society, urban family patterns, the urban welfare system, the history of cities and the changing nature of work. His books include The Craftsman (2008), The Culture of the New Capitalism (Yale, 2006), Respect: The Formation of Character in an Age of Inequality (Penguin, 2003), The Corrosion of Character (1998), Flesh and Stone (1994) and The Fall of Public Man (1977). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Society of the Arts and the Academia Europea. He is past President of the American Council on Work and the former Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities. Recent honours and awards include The Schocken Prize, 2011; Honorary Doctorate from Cambridge University, 2010; The Spinoza Prize, 2010; The Tessenow Prize, 2009; The Gerda Henkel Prize, 2008; The European Craft Prize, 2008; and The Hegel Prize, 2006.