Richard Sennett: The Sociology of Public Life Conference @ the LSE

On Friday, May 14th of this year a number of preeminent sociologists gathered at the LSE to celebrate the work and influence of Richard Sennett.  The conference was convened to mark the end of Sennett’s time at the LSE prior to his move to Cambridge.  Speakers include Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Bruno Latour, Alan Rusbridger, Professor Judy Wajcman, David Adjaye, Professor Geoff Mulgan, Lord Richard Rogers, Polly Toynbee.  It was chaired by Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, Professor Ricky Burdett.

The blurb for the half-day conference reads:

In this exciting half-day conference two panels on ‘Public Life and Public Policy’ and ‘Cities and the Public Realm’, discuss these themes in the context of the work of Professor Sennett, the eminent sociologist whose recent books include The Culture of the New Capitalism and The Craftsman.

Craig Calhoun is president of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) since 1999 and Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University. Bruno Latour is professor at Sciences Po Paris where he is also the vice-president for research of that school. Alan Rusbridger has been editor of The Guardian since 1995. Judy Wajcman is Head of the Sociology Department, LSE. David Adjaye is an architect and principal of London-based Adjaye Associates. Geoff Mulgan is director of the Young Foundation and a visiting professor at LSE. Lord Richard Rogers has gained international reknown as an architect and urbanist. Polly Toynbee is a columnist for the Guardian and president of the Social Policy Association.

There are two parts to this session.  The video is available here (look for May 13th).  The links to the audio mp3’s are here and here.



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