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The city that plays together, stays together

The Playable City movement can be seen as a creative response to the coldness and anonymity of the urban environment, which technology threatens to make even worse. Play is about interrupting the utilitarian efficiency of the urban environment and getting people to think about what actually makes us human.

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  • ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL - 21 SEPTEMBER. Taking part in two events. At 11 it's The Importance of Breakfast with Seb Emina. At 1, the festival debate "Is Healthy Eating making us ill?" with Joanna Blythman, Shaun Hill and Laura Sandys, chaired by Nick Barnard. #
  • SUNDAY PAPERS LIVE - LONDON, 14 SEPTEMBER. Taking part in this unique day of talks and discussion at Cecil Sharp House starring, among others, Patrick Cockburn, Zoe Williams, Nick Davies and Simon Singh. I'm taking the food section, talking about The Virtues of the TableFull details here. #
  • A GOD-SHAPED HOLE? Podcast hosted by Mark Dowd, with Peter Stanford, Mark Vernon and myself. Available here. #
  • LOST LECTURE ON THE VIRTUES OF THE TABLE. The best short introduction to my book is this video. #
  • TAKING FOOD WITH A PINCH OF SALT - EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL, 13 AUGUST. Talking about my book The Virtues of the Table at 3pm.  Full details and booking here. #

What is Microphilosophy?

Small thoughts about big subjects; big thoughts about small things; seeds of thought, scatttered to either take root or not; plus short links to longer work. Microphilosophy is the website of the writer Julian Baggini.

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