The Address Book: What Our Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power

Sun 20 Sep

Sunday, 20 September 2020

3.00pm - 4.00pm

In Conversation | Online Only

The Address Book: What Our Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power

Dierdre Mask explores why addresses matter, how streets get their names, and what they can tell us about our history.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
The Address Book

Description

You may not have given much thought to your address before, but our street names matter.

In her recent book, Deirdre Mask surveys the streets of cities around the world and shows how they provide an insight into our values, our history and our attitudes. Furthermore, she argues, an address is about power: the power to decide what we celebrate, who is forgotten, and who counts.

This wide-ranging talk will reveal the fascinating stories of the people behind street names, from New York to London to Kolkata. It will also explore what it means to have an address at a time when millions of people around the world do not.

Deirdre Mask is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic and The Guardian. She has taught at Harvard and the London School of Economics.

A copy of Deirdre Mask's book The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Sunday, 20 September 2020
3.00pm - 4.00pm

Venue

Online Only

Price

Online: FREE

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