multimedia-frontend Portlet

20 March 2019

The Narratives of Homo Faber

Conversation between Richard Sennet and Carles Muro

US sociologist talked about the ideas raised by his Homo Faber trilogy, now complete with the last instalment, Building and Dwelling. Ethics for the City

After the first book, The Craftsman (2008), which explored manual work, and Together: The Rituals, Pleasures, and Politics of Cooperation (2012), which analysed communication and cooperative skills, in the final book, Building and Dwelling. Ethics for the City (2018), Sennett rethinks cities and proposes new urban ethics.

In this conversation, which took place at the CCCB in March 2019 as part of the opening of the Kosmopolis 2019 literature festival, Sennett addressed different aspects of cities, urbanism and inequalities. He analysed the impact of global capitalism on the homogenisation of cities and new technologies as one more way of standardising life. He also talked about coexistence and the relationship with the other, and was sceptical of the ability of architecture and urbanism to mitigate problems of inequality originating in capitalism. 

You could also find interesting

  • img
    • Articles

    Cities in the Pandemic

    La pandemia nos obliga a plantearnos problemas de las ciudades que perdurarán después de la crisis, afirma Richard Sennett. En este artículo, el autor analiza temas claves como la oportunidad que la pandemia ofrece a los poderes reguladores, la importancia de encontrar maneras de contrarrestar la fractura cada vez mayor entre una clase media segura y una clase trabajadora expuesta, la necesidad de encontrar el equilibrio entre una ciudad ecológica y una ciudad sana, y de usar la tecnología para reforzar el poder de la comunidad en la ciudad.

  • img

    Richard Sennett

  • img

    Lecture by Richard Sennett: “The City and the Craftsman”

    In the framework of the latest exhibition of the CCCB Archive, “City and Public Space”, Richard Sennett will be giving a lecture on “The City and the Craftsman”.

  • img

    The Architecture of Cooperation

    A lecture given by Richard Sennett on the occasion of the publication of his most recent book.