On architects and other designers

14 Maj 2014

Predavanje i seminar  London School of Economics  Cities Programme

Utorak 20. 05. 2014. godine u 17.00 sati, sala Burence, AFS  

Predavač: Prof. Fran Tonkiss, direktorica Cities programa.

Who makes our cities? What role do architects have in shaping contemporary cities, and how does this relate to the work of other 'designers' - from politicians and plutocrats to the ordinary users of the city? This talk will consider the design of cities as a social as well as a technical issue, combining expert processes with economic power, elite privileges, and everyday practices.


Fran Tonkiss is Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Cities Programme. Her research and teaching is in the fields of urban and economic sociology. Her interests in urbanism include cities and social theory, urban development and design, urban inequalities, spatial divisions and public space. In economic sociology, her research focuses on markets, globalisation, trust and social capital. Publications in these fields include Space, the City and Social Theory (Polity, 2005), and Contemporary Economic Sociology: Globalisation, Production, Inequality (Routledge, 2006). She is the co-author of Market Society: Markets and Modern Social Theory (Polity, 2001, with Don Slater), and co-editor of Trust and Civil Society (Macmillan, 2000, with Andrew Passey). She is currently managing editor of Economy and Society; she was previously an editor of theBritish Journal of Sociology, and remains a member of the editorial board.


"The LSE Cities MSc City Design and Social Science focuses on the relations between the physical and social organisation of cities and urban environments. We see design as a field of research, knowledge and practice that shapes urban environments, responds to urban problems, and integrates social, spatial and physical approaches to the city. This ground-breaking programme, launched in 1998, aims to promote interdisciplinary professionals who can work across professional divides to have a positive impact on cities as both social and built environments.


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