UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Prof Spinozzi and Prof Mazzanti present a new book: Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing

06 February 2018, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

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We invite Prof. Paola Spinozzi and Prof. Massimiliano Mazzanti to present their new book: "Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing, Theories, Histories and Policies" at the IGP. Event open to all.

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Central House 225 University College London 14 Upper Woburn Place London WC1H 0NN

This is a special event within the IGP's Director's Seminars and Soundbites series.

The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity invites Dr Paola Spinozzi and Dr Massimiliano Mazzanti to present their new book, Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing. Theories, Histories and Policies.

Wellbeing and sustainability call for enquiries into human capacities in ontological, epistemological and practical terms. A view of sustainability that revolves around material and immaterial wellbeing is based on the assumption that life quality, comfort, happiness, security, safety always posit humans as both recipients and agents. Risk and resilience in contemporary societies define the intrinsically human ability to make and consume, to act and adapt, driving the search for and fruition of wellbeing. How to sustain the dual process of exploitation and regeneration is a task that requires integrated approaches from the sciences and the humanities, jointly tracing a worldwide cartography with clear localisations. 

This book will be of great interest to students and researchers interested in sustainability through conceptual and empirical approaches including social theory, literary and cultural studies, environmental economics and human ecology, urbanism and cultural geography.