Manuel Castells

The Global Financial Crisis from 2008-2012 and Alternative Economic Cultures

Thursday 17 May, 2012
7pm, $0

New School, Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Ave, Kellen Auditorium


Manuel Castells, university professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles will speak on "The financial crisis from 2008-2012 and the response from the grassroots: alternative economic cultures and social movements." Professor Castells will provide an analysis of the economic crisis, and then explore the relationship between social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and alternative cultures.

Professor Castells is also research professor at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona, and professor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of 22 academic books and editor or co-author of 21 additional books, as well as over 100 articles in academic journals. He has received numerous awards including most recently the Holberg International Memorial Prize; the Guggenheim Fellowship; the C. Wright Mills Award from the American Society for the Study of Social Problems; the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association for his lifelong contribution to community and urban sociology; the Kevin Lynch Award of Urban Design from M.I.T; the Medal of Urbanism from the City of Madrid; the Eric Schelling Prize of Architectural Theory from the Eric Schelling Foundation, Germany; and the Compostela Award from the Compostela Association of Universities, Spain’s National Prize of Sociology and Political Science.
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