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Richard Sennett

Richard Sennet is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Professor of Humanities at the New York University. He is the author of some of the most stirring and penetrating essays of our time, taking on such subjects as the current decisive changes occurring in our workplaces, within the family and among social classes. His essay The corrosion of character (W.W. Northon & Co, 1999) won the European Sociology Award and worldwide acclaim. He has also won the Amalfia and Ebert awards for sociology. Sennett is also known for his studies on social connections in urban environments and the affects on urban life on today’s world. On this topic are the books Flesh and stone. The body and the city in Western civilization (Faber & Faber, 1994) and The uses of disorder. Personal identity and city life (Faber & Faber, 1996). The last years he has researched on the impact of capitalism in contemporary life and culture and, on this topic, he has published The Culture of the New Capitalism (Yale University Press, 2006), The Crafstman (Yale University Press, 2009) and Together. The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Co-operation (Yale University Press, 2012), amongst others. His latest contribution to the reflection on cities is Designing Disorder: Experiments and Disruptions in the City (published in Spanish as Diseñar el desorden by Alianza editorial, 2021), in which, together with Pablo Sendra, the prestigious British sociologist offers guidelines for opening up the city to the complexity of contemporary society.

Update: 12 July 2021



Europe City

Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space

Has participated in

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest

Conversation between Alfred Brendel and Richard Sennett

Music for Coexistence

The Possible City

International Debate in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council

The Open City

Lecture by Richard Sennett - CANCELLED