Peg Rawes’ research on Spinoza’s “humane ratios” for the Equalities of Wellbeing project got a mention in this article in Times Higher Education (Oct. 18, 2015) “Resilient ideas from the past offer powerful tools for today”.
Beth Lord recently spoke on “The free man and the free market: ethics and economics in Spinoza’s Ethics IV”, at the inaugural meeting of the London Spinoza Circle (Birkbeck College, 15 October 2015). She gave the same presentation to the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Aberdeen (21 October 2015).
She will give the same talk at the University of Toronto on 20 November 2015, 3:00-5:00 PM. Further details available here: http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca/events/beth-lord-university-of-aberdeen/
Peg Rawes will be speaking on 4 November on “Architectural ecologies and ratios”:
Architectural ecologies & ratios
6.30pm-8.00pm, 4 November 2015
Location: UCL Chemistry Auditorium, Christopher Ingold Auditorium, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ
This lecture brings together planetary, social and housing issues through Spinoza’s 17th century ethics of ‘joy’. It explores how humane and inhumane ratios operate in architecture and art, with reference to the UK housing crisis and ‘eco-logical’ patterns in Agnes Denes’ and Buckminster Fuller’s maps.
The Bartlett International Lecture Series is free and open to members of the public on a first come, first seated basis. Places are limited so early arrival is recommended.
Sponsored by Fletcher Priest Architects