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Manuel Castells to speak at Tent City University this Friday


This Friday at 12 noon, Tent City University at Occupy LSX, located between St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Stock Exchange, will host a free teach-in from Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells. A half hour lecture entitled, “The crisis always rings twice: from financial crisis to fiscal crisis to political crisis” will be followed by a question and answer session.

Manuel Castells, who has taught at Oxford, MIT and UC Berkeley is probably best known as the author of The Network Society and is a leading theorist on the potential of networked organisation and the role of social movements in shaping urban space.

Martin Dittus, a supporter of Occupy LSX and member of the tech team said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Manuel Castells here for a rare UK lecture. Castells was one of the first to write about the new kinds of social organisation we are experiencing here at the occupation and I think he’s delighted that so many of his ideas are coming to practical fruition here.”

[1] http://tentcityuniversity.occupylsx.org/
[2] http://www.manuelcastells.info/en/

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