What do we owe each other: community in the 21st century


It's a word that is used quite liberally: community gardens, community hall, community fundraiser, and maybe a community protest. But what does it mean, what defines a community?

Is it about sharing a suburb, a culture, or a language -- can it be more than these obvious and defined shared elements?

So, how is our thinking about community changing, and can an Italian philosopher shed light on some of these questions?

Professor Vanessa Lemm is a professor of philosophy and head of the School of Humanities at UNSW.

She is presenting a public lecture as part of the 'So, what' series, and she'll be looking at new directions in thinking about community. …


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