Richard Sennett recently gave the Fall 2007 LeFrak Lecture: "The Architecture of Justice" on Monday, Nov. 19 in the auditorium of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Sennett explored whether design might address new forms of inequality and injustice in cities that have been generated by modern capitalism. He posed the question that if so, what would happen to architecture as an art?
Sennett also led a seminar further exploring the subject on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the School's conference room.
Among Sennett's books are The Culture of Capitalism (2006); Flesh and Stone: the Body and the City in Western Civilization (1994); The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities (1991); and The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identify and City Life (1970). Sennett is currently the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and the Bernis Professor of Social Sciences at MIT.