Kinder Institute Forum: Palaces for the People

December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
New York University professor and sociologist Eric Klinenberg discusses how social infrastructure can revitalize civic life.

About this Event

In his book, “Palaces for the People,” Eric Klinenberg argues that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, churches, synagogues, and parks where crucial, sometimes life-saving connections, are formed. Klinenberg will share how social infrastructure investment is becoming a key part of placemaking and urban policy; and how it can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life.

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