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The Barcelona Debate

The Clock

Lecture by Salvador Cardús

Debate

From the earliest timekeeping devices through to today’s smartwatches, the clock has become a key instrument in the service of social organisation and an expression of its increasing complexity. How might it be turned into a tool that fosters time for free personal use and for humanising sociability? In other words, could we transform it into an instrument of resistance in the service of a present-day ora et labora?

Salvador Cardús, a PhD in Economics, is an essayist, journalist and tenured lecturer in Sociology in the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Presented by: Vicenç Villatoro, director of the CCCB.

Presenters: Vicenç Villatoro

Participants: Salvador Cardús

This activity is part of Our Time, The Barcelona Debate

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