Guy Standing: The Precariat and Future Cities

Guy Standing: The Precariat and Future Cities

Festival of the Future City


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2015

Guy Standing's pioneering work on The Precariat identifies an emerging class of people, facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meaning to their lives. Standing believes that this poses instabilities in society, leads to the villainisation of migrants and other vulnerable groups, and makes people susceptible to political extremism. He presents his latest findings on this and debates the impact especially on urban areas.

Speaker biography:

Guy Standing is Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a non-governmental organisation that promotes a citizenship income for all. His most recent book is A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens.

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