The Cooperative Frame of Mind

Richard Sennett probes into our understanding of architec- ture as a ‘common’ practice, implying the rituals, pleasures and politics of co-operation that articulate architectural projects. Architecture is a profession that by its nature always depends on working together, both within the own discipline as well as trans-disciplinary. Sennett investigates co-operation as a basic need within the human community, as well as a ‘modus operandi’ that propels ideas and empowers communities, neighborhoods and groups of inhabitants.

Richard Sennett is professor of sociology at New York University and the London School of Economics. He writes about cities, work, and culture, and is author of numerous books, amongst them Together (2012).