Tuesday, December 15, 2015

'Uncomfortable Spaces'

The Architectural Review presents "Uncomfortable Spaces," a discussion with Richard Sennett, who speaks "on cities, the golden thread that runs through all of his work." I've been partial to Sennett's takes on urbanism ever since I saw him speak eight or nine years ago about the direction New York City was heading, particularly in regards to the super-rich buying up properties and then-Mayor Bloomberg's ideas on trickle-down economics. Perhaps the fact Sennett also grew up in Chicago (though in Cabrini-Green, not the suburbs like me) draws me to his writings and talks. Whatever the case, the eleven-minute film is worth watching, particularly for Architectural Review's graphic treatment that livens up the conversation.