London Branch Seminar
In this session we will watch a screening of “Equal by Design”, a 25-minute documentary that links the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza to equality and wellbeing in housing design. Beth Lord, co-author of the film and Reader in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, will introduce the film and discuss how she and collaborator Peg Rawes use Spinoza to think about architecture and the UK housing crisis, and how they used the film to communicate to non-academic audiences.
Beth Lord is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, where she works largely on history of philosophy. She is the author of many articles and book chapters on Spinoza and of two books: Kant and Spinozism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Spinoza’s Ethics: an Edinburgh Philosophical Guide (Edinburgh UP, 2011). She has edited two collections of interdisciplinary essays on Spinoza and recently led the AHRC-funded project Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture.