David and Karolina gave a presentation about the ways in which the co-operative movement has impacted on the social, economic, educational, political and psychological history of Lincoln, paying particular attention to the built environment.
David talked about the ways in which his involvement with the Social Science Centre has influenced his thinking about the processes of urbanisation. David told us how the city can be designed to promoted pro-sociality. He described this form of design as:
‘A practice that aspires to illuminate our present circumstances and the conditions of their historical emergence, to facilitate the flourishing of possibilities for people to imagine and govern their own collective futures, and to better the chances that these will be humane.’
Present at the event were Sarah, Lucy, Fen, Phil, Laura, Anthony, John, Mike.