Critically Differing in a Common City. Arts of human cohabitation and urban composition in a comparative perspective

A lecture by Laurent Thévenot
(École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

Where: FSV UK – Hollar (Smetanovo nábřeží 6), room 212

While the city gave birth to detached polis and public, it is still built as a space of places which human beings are personally attached to by familiarly dwelling and inhabiting them. Instead of the reductive public/private opposition, we need to explore ways human being engage with their urban environment at various scales, working their way from close familiarity up to commonalities in the plural.

Based on transcultural empirical research – in Europe, Russia and America – which argues for extended comparative categories, the lecture proposes an analytical framework to cope with arts of human cohabitation and urban composition.

A lecture in the frame of the workshop on French Pragmatism and the Renewal of Contemporary Sociology.