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Provocations in Transport (4/4): "The King Dances"

UCL Centre for Transport Studies

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

Provocations in Transport (4/4): "The King Dances"

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Abstract

Statecraft needs stagecraft. Starting from the story of Louis XIV's performance in 1653 of the "Ballet de Nuit" as a demonstration of kingly power in restoring light after the dark chaos of the night, 'The King Dances' discusses how, in a variety of societal actions, including the planning, design and operation of an urban transport system, the illusions aroused by skilled performance are the alchemy which transform brute force into authority.

 

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Richard Sennett OBE FBA FRSL is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and former University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University.  

 

About the Provocations in Transport

The Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at UCL is presenting a series of provocative lectures on issues concerning transport. The lectures are free of charge and open to all interetsed parties with compulsory registration. 

 

Registration will start at 5:00pm in the South Cloisters (part of Wilkins Building: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/south-cloisters) and refreshments will be available from this time. 

Have questions about Provocations in Transport (4/4): "The King Dances"? Contact UCL Centre for Transport Studies

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WC1E 6BT Wilkins Building, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)


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UCL Centre for Transport Studies

We are a Centre at UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) and part of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL.

We focus on improving mobility to make a better quality of life for all. We are an integral part of Transport at UCL (formerly UCL Transport Institute) 

We're engineering a better world.

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