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 (TM) was founded in 2012 by Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at the LSE and New York University. It is a network that forges links between people from the performing and visual arts and those working within built environment disciplines.
Based in London, at LSE Cities, it brings together its collaborators in diverse settings across the world – workshops, competitions, intimate discussion and public debate – to afford challenging, vulnerable provocation between thinkers and practitioners addressing the condition, inequalities, and design-politics of urban culture.
Its aim is to invigorate city-making and its relation to culture in the twenty-first century. 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.

LSE Cities events
Public lectures
Blog posts