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Book Launch: Designing Disorder. Experiments and Disruptions in the City

21 April 2020, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Pablo Sendra and Richard Sennett

This event has been cancelled in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Sold out

Cost

Free

Organiser

Victoria Howard

Location

G.12
22 Gordon Street
London
WC1H 0QB

Join Pablo Sendra (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) and Richard Sennett (LSE) for the launch of their new book, ‘Designing Disorder: Experiments and Disruptions in the City'.

In 1970, Richard Sennett published the groundbreaking The Uses of Disorder, arguing that the ideal of a planned and ordered city was flawed. Fifty years later, Sennett returns to these still fertile ideas and, alongside campaigner and architect Pablo Sendra, sets out an agenda for the design and ethics of the Open City.

The public spaces of our cities are under siege from planners, privatisation and increased surveillance. Our streets are becoming ever more lifeless and ordered. What is to be done? Can disorder be designed? In this provocative essay Sendra and Sennett propose a reorganisation of how we think and plan the social life of our cities. “Infrastructures of disorder” combine architecture, politics, urban planning and activism in order to develop places that nurture rather than stifle, bring together rather than divide up, remain open to change rather than closed off.

Find more information about the book on the Verso Books website.