Richard Sennett on Faust’s Metropolis

Just happened upon a fascinating audio archive of Richard Sennet, the great sociologist and author of The Fall of Public Man, which I’ve been teaching recently.

Here he talks with Laurie Lee (and Iain Sinclair and Sophie Watson of the OU) about cites and how they relate to the past. Gingerly in Berlin, brazenly in New York.

Here he speaks more generally about cities, with Will Self and Doreen Massey.